Last Saturday, President Nayib Bukele announced that starting tomorrow, Tuesday, the COVID-19 vaccination of public school teachers will start.
“We will vaccinate all of our teachers before going back to school. We will start this Tuesday. Our goal is to vaccinate the approximately 50,000 public sector teachers against # COVID19 between March 30 and April 5. An average of 8,000 teachers per day,”
President Bukele also announced that it would continue with the vaccination of teachers in the private sector and school administrative workers after vaccinating teachers in the public sector.
“Immediately afterward, we will vaccinate all teachers in the private sector and its administrative workers. Before the end of that week, we will vaccinate 100% of teachers, administrators, and workers of all schools, institutes, colleges, and universities,” President Bukele.
President Bukele’s announcement came when he announced the arrival of 1 million vaccines against #COVID19 from the Chinese company SINOVAC, one of the largest vaccine manufacturers in the world.
Since the Ministry of Education announced the start of classes for April 6, the different teachers’ unions asked the Ministry of Health and the Minister of Education to be immunized before returning to the classroom. At the national level, the public sector teaching staff is around 43,000.
Since the government announced the reopening of schools, the teachers’ union, doctors, and Association of Private Schools have suggested a delay in returning to classes due to the fear of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
On Sunday, the Association of Private Schools of El Salvador (ACPES) thanked the Salvadoran government for the announcement of including its teachers in the vaccination process against COVID-19. The schools reopening will start on April 6.