Teachers' vaccine rollout on hold as country waits for FDA decision

Teachers' vaccine rollout on hold as country waits for FDA decision

Teachers in KwaZulu-Natal won't start receiving their Covid-19 jabs from Wednesday. 

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Gauteng Provincial Government

The US Food and Drug Administration is yet to approve and release millions of doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. 


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J&J has offered South Africa 480 000 doses. 


The batch is meant to be rolled out to the education sector. 


Last week, the Department of Health in KZN announced that teachers will start receiving their shots from the 9th of June


On Monday, MEC Nomagugu Simelane Zulu said they're ready and waiting for the go-ahead. 


The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) KZN's Nomarashiya Caluza says they have no choice with the exercise patience. 


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"We're aware as a union that there was not enough vaccines that the department has currently. Its not enough to take the load of teachers that we have. 


“The Department of Health was then heard saying they are waiting for more vaccines to come but what is exciting us is that at least we are going to get the vaccine."

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