Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Chris Hipkins reveals 'no jab, no job' rule for education and health workers

A NZ Herald article.

Hundreds of thousands of education and health staff – including teachers, GPs, pharmacists and nurses – will need to be fully vaccinated in the coming months or face losing their jobs.

The two-dose deadline for high-risk health and disability staff is December 1 this year, and for education – including all school and ECE staff who come into contact with students – it is January 1 next year.

Secondary schools, from next year, will also be required to keep a register to show the vaccination status of students.

Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins, who is also the Education Minister, has just revealed Cabinet’s decision on mandatory vaccinations for workers in the education and healthcare sectors.

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