Teachers appointed by SGBs and at private schools to get jab soon: KZN education department

'No one should panic. The train is moving perfectly'

25 June 2021 - 13:47 By Tania Broughton
KwaZulu-Natal teachers employed by school governing bodies and at private schools will receive their Covid-19 jabs in the forthcoming weeks.
KwaZulu-Natal teachers employed by school governing bodies and at private schools will receive their Covid-19 jabs in the forthcoming weeks.
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The KwaZulu-Natal education department has assured teachers employed by school governing bodies (SGBs) and at private schools that they will receive their Covid-19 jabs in the forthcoming weeks.

This follows reports this week that some teachers were being turned away because they did not have Persal (Personnel and Salary System) numbers because they were not government employees.

Department spokesperson Kwazi Mthethwa said on Friday the details of staff with Persal numbers had been pre-captured on the electronic vaccination data system.

“A list of SGB appointees and independent schools teachers will be uploaded and then they will be vaccinated. 

“It is important to remind everyone the vaccination process is implemented in phases.

“The entire vaccination process will last for two weeks. No one should panic. The train is moving perfectly,” Mthethwa said.

This week teachers at private schools told TimesLIVE they had not yet been informed about their vaccinations.

An SGB employee at a government primary school said she was turned away at Pinetown Civic Centre and was told there was no vaccine available. She was told she must return the following week.

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