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Teachers in Andalucía to be vaccinated against coronavirus from this week

In January, an antigen test was carried out on all teaching staff, before returning to work after the Christmas holidays.
In January, an antigen test was carried out on all teaching staff, before returning to work after the Christmas holidays. / SALVADOR SALAS
  • Education professionals under the age of 55 will be given doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine

The vaccination of teaching staff against Covid-19 will begin this Wednesday, 24 February, across Andalucía.

Professionals aged between 18 and 55 years old will be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca formula which is now available in the region.

The Junta de Andalucía’s education department will notify staff of their appointment – with a place and time - via a Covid coordinator in each school.

The administration of vaccines will take place in the afternoons.

A guidance note from the Junta’s Ministry of Education, details "Professionals who deny a vaccination must make it known so that their health history is recorded.” In addition, they recommend to staff “that if you are or think you are pregnant, you should inform the nurse”.

Both teaching and administration staff will be vaccinated over two weeks beginning with infant and special needs personnel.

Although the Junta's Health and Education departments foresee that the entire process will be completed in a couple of weeks, meeting this objective will depend on the availability of the Pfizer vaccine, which is the one that has been recommended for the teachers in the over 55 years age group.