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There has recently been speculation that the Department of Basic Education was threatening teachers who were not getting vaccinated and they were told they would be fired. The Department has now addressed this so keep reading to find out whether this is just another bout of fake news or if it's true.


As schools are set to reopen after the winter break, the developments regarding the vaccination of the education sector show that a small percentage of teachers are still hesitant to receive the jab. 


The teacher vaccination rollout has been completed with Gauteng boasting a 92% vaccination rate for it's school sector. The department aimed to initially vaccinate over 580 000 nationally.


Teacher vaccinations concluded just last week with hundreds of thousands got vaccinated. The rollout is said to have gone down better than expected.


After the previous deadline was extended, today marks the last day for teachers and school staff to get the vaccinations. What about those who couldn't get vaccinated though? Keep reading to find out.


With target numbers nearing a million for the vaccinations in the education sector, these inoculations could then not be finished on time. The Department of Basic Education has now announced that they'll be extending the deadline.


Thousands of teachers were not able to get vaccinated during the education sector's vaccine rollout. Testing positive for Covid was only one of the reasons why this happened. 


Just like that, we are near to the end of the education sector vaccine rollout, which the department hopes will help bring schools back to normal. This rollout is expected to finish by 9 July.


The Department of Basic Education has administered over 300 000 vaccines so far, which is more than half of their target. They have however showed concern about the thousands of teachers and staff in the sector who are refusing to take the vaccine. 


The education sector has seen some bumps here and there with it's vaccination rollout but Minister Motshekga has said that there won't be a shortage of doses for the sector. Their goal is to vaccinate 583 000 people by 8 July.


A week into the vaccine rollout for the education sector, almost 250 000 have already been vaccinated. This rollout is not only for teachers but those who work in school environments as well.


The Teacher vaccination rollout is now in it's second week with all school staff being inoculated. The sector's goal is to vaccinate 582 000 people by 8 July.


Yesterday marked day one of the teacher (and school staff) vaccination rollout, after many months of demanding that teachers be prioritised. The Department is said to be satisfied with day one.


It's the 23rd of June which means that teachers are finally getting what they've been asking for and have started getting their Covid-19 jabs. With ten days marked for the vaccinations, the department hopes to vaccinate near to 600 000 school staff.


The Health Department has now said that Johnson & Johnson vaccines, which will be used for teachers, will arrive on Friday. There has been no set date announced for when these vaccinations will begin but there are some predictions.


The South African Democratic Teachers' Union, what we know as SADTU, wants teachers to be prioritised in the vaccine rollout. 

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