9 Nov 2021

Vaccine-hesitant teachers causing headaches for principals

From Checkpoint, 5:15 pm on 9 November 2021

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Vaccination-resistant teachers are creating headaches for principals as the deadline for the government's vaccination mandate draws nearer.

They are figuring out how to cover classes on Tuesday when staff who have not had at least their first injection are no longer allowed on site.

Those in rural areas warn there are not enough relief teachers to fill the gaps and they fear they won't be able to hire permanent replacements next year.

Here's our education correspondent, John Gerritsen.