Education Ministry reveals number of teachers vaccinated against coronavirus

Source : 112 Ukraine

Almost 3% have not been vaccinated
13:54, 10 January 2022

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Almost 91% of teachers were fully vaccinated against coronavirus in Ukraine as Education Minister Serhiy Shkarlet reported on Telegram.

"Now almost 91% of educators have passed the full course of vaccination, another 5.3% are waiting for the second dose of the vaccine," Shkarlet wrote.

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The following regions had the highest number of vaccinated with two doses:

- Dnipropetrovsk region - 96.08%;

- Poltava region - 95.63%;

- Luhansk region - 95.62%;

- Cherkasy region - 95.41%;

- Sumy region - 95.40%.

Related: Ukraine introduces booster Covid vaccination for all citizens aged 18 and older

So far, 2.7% of people have not been vaccinated. 0.6% of the total number of school employees remain suspended.

"Of these, over 9,300 have confirmed medical contraindications, which is 1.4% of the total number. Most of all such teachers in Lviv (1,095 people), Odesa (1,035), and Rivne (853) regions", the Minister said.

As it was reported, all unvaccinated officials and teachers will be suspended from work from November 8. It does not apply to people who have absolute contraindications for preventive vaccinations against Covid-19 and received a medical opinion on the presence of contraindications for vaccination against Covid-19 issued by a healthcare institution.

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In October, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the procedure for the removal of unvaccinated employees of enterprises, institutions, and organizations subject to mandatory vaccination against coronavirus.

At the same time, sick leave benefits are not provided to employees who have been fired for refusing or evading compulsory preventive vaccination against acute respiratory illness Covid-19.



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