93% of the 48,000 teachers in the official sector have been vaccinated and have the complete vaccination schedule, confirmed the Ministry of Education (Meduca) in view of the return to school classrooms on March 7.
The member of the Association of Teachers of the Republic of Panama, of the Chapter of the Isabel Herrera Obaldía Professional School, Eric Acevedo, reflected on the number of educators who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, however, He affirmed that it is more important to have an approximate of 45,000 than if they have.
“93% of the 48,000 teachers in the official sector have been vaccinated and have the complete vaccination schedule. Because, it is more important who has done it and voluntarily, than who has not done it”, said Acevedo.
The Minister of Education, Maruja Gorday de Villalobos, referring to the subject, pointed out that the vaccination process against Covid-19, among educators, has been voluntary, however, we must focus on the fact that about 45,000 of them have been inoculated, and he described the process as “successful as a country and as a region”.
Gorday de Villalobos insisted that It is a voluntary call, because once the measures to be taken in the Government are made official With the personnel who have not been vaccinated, among those having to be regularly swabbed, we too, as the Ministry of Education (Meduca), will have to apply the same measure.
However, the minister added, “I am sure that we will be able to significantly increase that percentage of vaccinated teachers, in the little more than seven weeks left before the start of the school year, on March 7”.
According to the regent of Panamanian education, As of December 30, 2021, 62% of students have received the vaccine. According to the data, added the official, at the moment less than four thousand educators are missing to be inoculated with this drug, indicates a press release from the Ministry of Education (Meduca)