School, early childhood, TAFE NSW, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university staff can access the Astra Zeneca vaccine, right across NSW.
Nationals Minister for Education and Early Childhood Education Sarah Mitchell said tens of thousands of vaccinations have been reserved exclusively for education staff at the Qudos hub in Homebush.
“The Qudos hub is complimented by 35 walk-in clinics in western NSW, and countless more clinics, GPs and pharmacies across regional NSW who are taking bookings,” Ms Mitchell said.
“As we prepare for a staged return to school from October 25, and holding HSC exams from November 9, vaccinating all staff is essential to increase safety and minimise disruption.
“I’m pleased to see that large numbers of the teaching workforce have already come forward to be vaccinated. Vaccinating staff, along with stringent school restrictions including mask wearing, will help make schools as safe as possible when students return.”
From November 8, 2021, all NSW school and preschool staff will be required to have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.
“With more supply entering the system I am hopeful we can create even more opportunities for staff and students to be vaccinated,” Ms Mitchell said.
The Department of Education will continue to work with NSW Health to prioritise vaccinations for all staff across NSW, as well as HSC students over the coming weeks.
For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccination Program in NSW please go to nsw.gov.au/covid-19