Naptosa says COVID-19 jabs secured for teachers

File: A healthcare worker receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. eNCA/Monique Mortlock

JOHANNESBURG - Teachers could get their COVID-19 vaccines this week if one teachers' union has its way.

Naptosa says at least 500,000 Johnson & Johnson doses have been secured for the education sector.

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But the jabs are still awaiting approval.

Naptosa says the vaccination process could kick off on Wednesday and it will prioritise those over the age of 40.

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The Health Department will confirm vaccination sites and schedules.

Teachers unions have been calling on the government to prioritise its members in the vaccine rollout.


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