An islandwide COVID-19 vaccination drive for principals, teachers, and ancillary staff of schools will official begin today, ahead of the reopening of school.
The Ministry of Health and Wellness is working closely with the Ministry of Education to facilitate the safe and sustainable re-opening of school for the third term in April 2021. According to officials from the Ministry of Health, “the health and safety of students, teachers and all staff of the schools are important as we continue to strengthen and prepare this sector for the successful re-opening.”
In an effort to ensure that the principals, teachers and all staff at the various schools feel comfortable returning to school, special considerations have been put in place to facilitate their immunization during the week of April 6 to April 9, 2021.
Teachers and staff of all schools are encouraged to visit one of the vaccination sites closest to their homes to receive their first dose of the vaccine. The scheduled venues for April 6 to April 8, 2021, are Tuesday, April 6, 2021 – Philip Marcellin Grounds, Vieux-Fort and Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds; Wednesday April 7, 2021 – Soufriere Hospital and Thursday April 8, 2021 – Vigie Sports Complex.