No vaccination for teachers before schools go back – because it’s too much like hard work

The government has said it will not prioritise teachers (or police officers) in the next phase of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout because it will involve doing some work.

The government has been under pressure to give priority in phase two to key workers, such as teachers or police officers, irrespective of their age.

But the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has stated it is better to stick to vaccination in order of age groups (oldest to youngest).

The JCVI said targeting occupational groups by going through employee lists would be more complex to deliver than simply running through a list of age groups.

It said this could slow down the vaccine programme, leaving some more vulnerable people, at higher risk unvaccinated for longer.

If schools go back, who will be more vulnerable than teachers? The really high risk groups have already had their jabs.


Professor Wei Shen Lim, the Covid chair for the JCVI, said the the goal of vaccinations was to stop people from dying.

We’ll see how that looks a few weeks after schools reopen on March 8, shall we?

It seems incredible, that pupils, parents and teachers will all be put at risk – not to mention all their families, friends and colleagues – because the people behind the vaccination programme can’t be bothered to compile the necessary lists.

Source: Under-50s Will Be Vaccinated Based On Age Not Occupation | HuffPost UK

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1 thought on “No vaccination for teachers before schools go back – because it’s too much like hard work

  1. disabledgrandad

    Waaaa look at someone’s JOB is too hard but age is easy! So guess what the lazy sods have chosen to go with… Who cares about teachers they are replaceable according to Lazy tory scumbags…

    Who of course again holding up two fingers to the UK population with this BS about reopening schools before teachers are vaccinated FFS!!

    The circle continues and numbers of covid cases will rise and were going through this whole depressing circle of needless deaths. Due to covid and thanks to Tory incompetence and arrogance!

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