DBE: Limpopo needs 1 more day to complete vaccine rollout for school staff

The province launched its vaccination drive for teachers and school support staff on Friday, where over 38,000 employees are expected to receive the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson jab.

Limpopo Education MEC Polly Boshielo was vaccinated at the launch of the provincial vaccination programme for educators and school staff at the Polokwane hospital. Picture: Twitter/@edu_limp

JOHANNESBURG – The department of basic education (DBE) said on Sunday the Limpopo province needed one more day to complete its vaccination rollout for the education sector.

The province launched its vaccination drive for teachers and school support staff on Friday, where over 38,000 employees are expected to receive the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson jab.

The department said it expects the number of people vaccinated in the sector to increase significantly now that all nine provinces have kicked off their mass programmes.

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DBE spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said, “The vaccination programme in the basic education sector is making good progress. More than 185,000 educators and staff have now been vaccinated. Thirty thousand people were vaccinated in Limpopo alone, on Friday and Saturday. The vaccination programme will continue on Monday."

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