Education Sector Vaccination Rollout Programme Extended

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) announced on 9 July 2021 that the education sector vaccination rollout programme has been extended until Wednesday, 14 July 2021.

In conjunction with the Department of Health, the DBE has confirmed that:

  • additional doses will be made available at vaccination sites to ensure that all who qualify are vaccinated;
  • those persons who previously did not appear on the Electronic Vaccine Data System (EVDS) will be given the opportunity to be vaccinated;
  • qualifying persons not appearing on the EVDS will be assisted by DBE officials (who will be stationed at vaccination sites) to verify that they are part of the education sector and are therefore eligible to be vaccinated.

The ISASA Policy Department has released an update memorandum for member schools. A copy of the DBE announcement is also available for download.

Memo Vaccination Extension
DBE Vaccination Extended