EDITORIAL | Those perpetuating vaccine hesitancy are putting ...

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EDITORIAL | Those perpetuating vaccine hesitancy are putting lives at risk

As people who are looked up to, teachers and medical professionals have a duty to encourage vaccinations

Editorial

“Vaccines are safe, effective and probably the game-changers in terms of getting us beyond Covid-19.” 

This is the message from Granville Whittle, the acting director-general of the basic education department. He was talking about vaccine hesitancy among teachers whose vaccination rollout is set to start on Wednesday. Whittle said a survey by five teacher unions in January showed 52% of teachers wanted to be vaccinated. This had risen to 76% by June.

Even if the latter number is true, that means there are still more than 20% — or a fifth — of teachers opposed to getting the vaccine...

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