Free State pushing hard to vaccinate teachers

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, is in the Free State inspecting COVID-19 vaccination sites. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she's happy with the vaccine rollout in the Free State.

She briefed the media earlier on Monday in Botshabelo.

WATCH: Minister Angie Motshekga briefs media

The minister was joined by the Free State MEC for Education, Tate Makgoe, to monitor the province's vaccination programme.

So far, more than 185,000 basic education teachers and staff have been vaccinated.

READ: COVID-19 vaccine | School staff get a shot in the arm

The department says the programme will help curb the spread of COVID-19 and normalise schooling in the country.

It's aiming to vaccinate 582,000 people in the sector by 8 July.


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