Niagara Ontario first and only area education staff begins vaccination against corona virus

Thousands of education workers in the Niagara region will be able to roll up their sleeves and get the Govt-19 vaccine starting this weekend.

Education workers were not widely vaccinated until they began giving priority to provincial frontline workers in mid-May, but Niagara’s District School Board released a news release Tuesday afternoon confirming that 4,000 eligible employees will be vaccinated from April 10 to 18, which coincides with the March delay. .

The Niagara Catholic District School Board has confirmed separately for CB24 that its members will also be added to this list.

The board says “all educators and other staff working in the school environment” will be eligible for the vaccine.

“Vaccination of staff working in schools is another layer of safety and security for students, staff and their families,” said Warren Hoshisaki, director of education at Niagara District School Board. “We thank NRPH and Niagara Health again for recognizing the important role these employees play in the community.”

The decision to vaccinate education workers in the Niagara region comes a day after Ontario’s Teachers’ Federation urged the Ford government to give its members priority in vaccination rolling or shutter schools in hotspot communities.

Liberal leader Steven del Duga released a video appeal Tuesday asking the Ford government to reconsider its vaccine release so that every worker in the school’s “ecosystem” who wants the vaccine can get one at the April break.

“Re-prioritizing vaccination rolling to focus on publicly funded education and making that commitment today is the best way to ensure that our classrooms are safe and that our children and everyone on the computer are safe. Ontario schools remain open during this third wave,” he said.

More than 13,000 school-related COVID-19 cases have been reported since the start of the school year in September.

Niagara is by far the only region in the state where teachers are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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I'm Sophia Harrison working as a part-time staff at the Costco since the past year until I become as an author at the iron blade, hope I can use my experiences with the supermarkets here.

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