No Jab, No Job! Dan Andrews Is Due To Stand Down Thousands of Teachers Tomorrow for Failing To Get a C0V-19 Booster Shot
By Olivia Day
– Thousands of teachers due to be stood down for not getting third Covid-19 jab
– Victoria and Northern Territory the only states to mandate booster for teachers
– Loss of thousands of teachers due to vaccine mandate causing staff shortages
Thousands of teachers across Victoria are due to be stood down on Thursday for not getting a third Covid-19 jab.
Victoria and the Northern Territory are the only states to mandate a booster shot for teachers.
All staff are required to have three doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, unless they have a medical exemption by April 28th.
Principals say the permanent loss of thousands of teachers due to vaccination mandates is heightening staff shortages in schools across the state.
Thousands of teachers across Victoria are due to be stood down on Thursday for not getting a third Covid-19 jab mandated by Daniel Andrews’ government.
More than 1300 state school teachers and 1300 private teachers had not met the vaccination guidelines as of December 2021, a spokesperson for the Red Union told the Herald Sun.
‘Although some were vaccinated over the holidays, the fact that there is now a requirement for three shots means more teachers are now not meeting the mandate,’ the spokesman said.
The three dose mandate also applies to visitors and volunteers to school grounds, however parents were recently exempt from the requirement.
Remaining teachers have been forced to combine classes in larger spaces to work around staff absences and cancel school excursions.
The Red Union spokesman said there were ‘no excuses’ for a mandated third jab which he said was crippling the workforce.
The Department of Education states 99.2 per cent of the state’s government teachers had received three doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
Victoria’s three dose mandate also applies to visitors and volunteers to school grounds, however parents were recently exempt from the requirement.
Mandated vaccines for teachers and other essential workers has caused staff shortages across Victoria.