Limpopo has managed to vaccinate 73 609 educators and
support staff, thus exceeding the set target of 61 572. The target of 61 572
people was for educators, administration and support staff appointed by the
Limpopo Department of Education, educators appointed by School Governing Bodies
(SGB), and educators in the independent schools sector.
The number of staff additional to the set target was
catered for by additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine that were
offered by the Department of Health following a strong demand for the vaccine
in days towards the end of the basic education sector's vaccination drive.
Those vaccinated now include food handlers, janitors and support staff from
Limpopo MEC for Education, Polly Boshielo has expressed
appreciation at how the vaccination process for the basic education sector has
unfolded in the province. "We are elated by the positive response we have
seen from our educators and support staff. Many braved cold mornings and long
queues to get their jabs, and this to me
demonstrates the commitment they
have towards normalisation of the sector. Thank you for heeding the call to
drop all, and vaccinate.
This achievement would have not been possible without the
tireless efforts of the executive management team in our head office, coupled
with district and circuit officials and the departmental health and safety
committee ,who saw to it that our workforce is notified and scheduled
accordingly to nearby vaccination sites. My appreciation also goes out to the
provincial Department of Health for their commitment to seeing this project of
vaccination of the sector through. Thank you team Limpopo!
We are happy at the opportunity that has been opened for
the 35 to 49 year olds to join other older age groups for mass vaccination.
This will surely cater for some of our staff members who could not be catered
for in our vaccination drive in the past few days", said MEC Boshielo.
Ms Tidimalo Chuene
082 831 0227
Mr Sam Makondo
MEC's Media Liaison Officer
082 338 2684
ISSUED BY THE LIMPOPO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION