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Covid-19 vaccination programme for educators and support staff in the Department of Basic Education has officially come to an end on Wednesday.
The programme commenced on June 23 with a target of 582 000.
This is according to the Minister in the department Minister Angie Motshekgoa during her site visit in Midrand.
She was also about to get her second Pfizer jab.
“I am encouraged with the work done. I thank all the officials from the Department of Health, they were very helpful. I think we have done very well. To be told that we have vaccinated more than 80 percent of our personnel in the sector, that is good news indeed. We did not expect 100 percent because ofhesitancy and other factors but the numbers are high and we are pleased with the achievement.”
“In addition to this the Department of Health has advised that anyone who had been scheduled to be vaccinated at sites in districts or areas that are affected by the unrest are advised to defer their vaccination. The Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS) will automatically reschedule appointments for those unable to attend; it is programmed to reschedule up to two missed appointments,” said Motshekgoa.
Minister also said that it is unfortunate that the programme the was disturbed by the unrest and those who wish to still be vaccinated to come forward before the school reopening.