Minister Angie Motshekga Receives Covid-19 Vaccine

Department of Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, recently visited a vaccine center to receive her jab on Tuesday. Both her and the Higher Education Minister, Blade Nzimande, are now vaccinated.

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On Tuesday afternoon Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga visited a vaccine site to receive her shot of the Covid-19 vaccine.

With the recently announced third wave as well as the recent announcement of the return of  primary-school learners in schools across the country to their daily full time schedule due on 26th next month, a spotlight has now been put on vaccinations.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is encouraging all learners as well as educators to abide by all the safety protocols it has put in place to avoid any further Covid-19 infections.

In a video posted on the DBE Twitter page, the Minister called on and encouraged teachers and other frontline workers to receive vaccinations as soon as they are made available. She further stated that this will happen as soon as the announcement is made by the Minister of Health.

The Minister of Health has committed that as soon as he gets certainty regarding the availability of the vaccines, he will prioritise front-line workers. Whether it's on a certain date in June, we hope so, but I can't commit myself here and say we have agreed on this date with the Minister.

She further added that upon the availability of the vaccine rollout, other frontline workers other than teachers will also be prioritized 

“I've raised the issue with the minister of health and the cabinet is very supportive. There are plans to make sure that not only teachers but all front-line workers, your teachers, police, and home affairs people are being prioritised,” said the Minister. 

The Minister of Higher Education, Dr Blade Ndzimande, also encouraged South Africans to go for their vaccine jab after visiting a vaccine site to receive his own on Tuesday this past week.

"I went for the COVID-19 vaccine, and I would like to encourage everyone to say "go get a jab" Said Ndzimande on a video posted on his twitter account.

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