Govt will try to vaccinate 55k teachers before school reopens
Published 23 Feb 2021, 12:12 pm
COVID-19 | The special committee on Covid-19 vaccine supply will try to ensure at least 55,539 teachers receive early access to the Covid-19 vaccine.
At present, the first phase of vaccination will involve medical frontliners, enforcement personnel, welfare officers and elected representatives.
However, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said the government will now try to include teachers in the high-risk group under the first phase as well.
“The Education Ministry has provided a name list of 55,539 teachers who are in the high-risk category and have co-morbidities.
“We will work to include the 55,539 teachers in the first phase before school reopens,” he added.
Schools will reopen in March.
Opposition MPs propose Covid-19 vaccine priority for teachers, school staff
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 21): Several opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) today suggested that teachers and school staff should also be given priority in receiving the Covid-19 vaccination, like other frontliners.
The matter was among five proposals submitted by seven opposition MPs in a joint statement today, following the Education Ministry’s (MoE) announcement on the reopening of school sessions scheduled to begin in early March.
The MPs are Dr Maszlee Malik (Simpang Renggam), Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad (Setiawangsa), Teo Nie Ching (Kulai), Datuk Dr Hasan Baharom (Tampin), Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman (Muar), Amiruddin Hamzah (Kubang) and Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis (Kota Belud)