Sydney (Tribune International, Education and Early Childhood Learning Release, 12 July 2021); More than 10,000 teachers and school staff in South Western Sydney’s areas of COVID concern will have priority access to the vaccine rollout.
A vaccine hub will begin operating at Fairfield Showground this Friday, 16 July to vaccinate teachers and aged care workers.
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell welcomed the move and encouraged teachers to take advantage of this opportunity.
“I’m thrilled teachers are being prioritised for vaccination in the areas of Fairfield, Canterbury Bankstown and Liverpool local government areas,” Ms Mitchell said.
“Vaccinating teachers is something I have been advocating for both with my colleagues and also publicly.
“Over half our workforce are eligible for the vaccine, and now teachers in areas of concern for COVID-19 transmission have priority access.”
The priority access extends to all staff, including teachers, administration staff and support officers working for government and non-government schools in the designated Fairfield, Canterbury Bankstown and Liverpool local government areas.
“I encourage all staff who are eligible for the vaccine to get vaccinated as soon as possible, and for those in impacted LGAs take full advantage of this priority access,” Ms Mitchell said.
Eligible staff will be issued links to access a vaccine appointment and they will need to provide proof of employment when they arrive for their vaccination.