WCED moves to 60% of its COVID-19 vaccination target

So far, almost 34,000 educators and school staff members had received their vaccines.

Teachers wait to get their COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Pinelands Emergency Services site on 23 June 2021. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/Eyewitness News

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape Education Department has as of Wednesday achieved over 60% of its target of just over 55,000 vaccinations in the education sector.

So far, almost 34,000 educators and school staff members had received their vaccines.

Earlier on Wednesday, provincial Education Department head, Brent Walters, had his COVID-19 vaccination administered.

"I feel so fantastic after my vaccine, I'm so happy, it was a painless jab. I feel fantastic the way I was handled here at the site. I'm really excited for the sector, specifically education. The teachers are actually taking this vaccine and we can make our children safe."

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