About 185,000 teachers, staff vaccinated to date, according to the basic education department


Teachers at the Rabasotho Community Hallo vaccination site on June 23, 2021 in Tembisa, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Sharon Seretlo)

At least 185,000 teachers and other staff have been vaccinated, of which 30,000 were vaccinated at Limpopo on Friday and Saturday.

Vaccination of teachers began earlier this week, targeting 582,000 people as of July 8.

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“The [Limpopo] province managed to administer the vaccine to 15,000 people in two consecutive days. At this rate, Limpopo needs one more day to complete vaccinating everyone on the list, ”the Basic Education Ministry said on Sunday.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will be in the Free State on Monday to encourage people to get vaccinated. She will be accompanied by the Provincial MEC of Education, Tate Makgoe, on visits to Seemahale Secondary School in Botshabelo, Pontsheng Primary School and Mpatleng Upper Secondary.

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“The minister will travel to the North Cape on Tuesday … and the Eastern Cape on Thursday this week. The visits aim to encourage more people to get vaccinated. The department is satisfied with the turnout and hopes the target will be met as planned,” did he declare.

The provinces will continue to roll out the vaccine from Monday to Friday.

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