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BSTU supports calls for 12-18 year olds to be vaccinated against COVID-19

September 1st, 2021

The Barbados Secondary Teachers Union is joining national calls for children ages 12 to 18 to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

President Mary-Ann Redman is convinced it’s the only way to create a safe, face to face learning environment in local schools.

At present, 114 students are in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 and Ms. Redman says the evidence is there to show the Delta variant is a greater threat to children than other strains of the virus.

She reveals the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines among teachers has been good so far.

However she warns if vaccine levels don’t improve soon, she doesn’t see a return to face to face classes in the near future.

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