Teachers back Covid-19 vaccine mandate: 'It's our role to model safe behaviour'

A Stuff article.

Teachers are breathing a sigh of relief at the news vaccines will be mandatory for staff across schools and early childhood centres.

All education staff who have contact with children must have had their first jab by November 15 and be fully vaccinated by January 1.

Sarah Alexander, chief adviser to the Office of Early Childhood Education, said the Delta variant had given the government no other choice.

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