Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced the start of the vaccine rollout

On Saturday The Basic Education Department said it is prepared to vaccinate thousands of staff by the end of the second school term.

According to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, the vaccine rollout will start on Wednesday, 23 June 20, 2021 and continue till the 8th July 2021.

Last week Thursday, the country received Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The department said that they have enough time to rollout the vaccine as the doses only expires on the 8th of August.

On Saturday, the Basic Education Department announced that 582,000 education staff are ready to be vaccinated over a 10-to-14-day period.

These include independent school teachers and adults working in public, admin, cleaners, food handlers and officials working in the district, provincial and national offices.

By Danielle Mentoor