St Clair Leacock, a member of parliament from Central Kingstown, urged the teachers to reconsider their views on vaccination.
While speaking on the radio show in the past week, Leacock said that they have been many families on the island that have been suffering from the covid-19 virus once. So the government have been urging the citizens to get vaccinated so that it the government can stem the rapid increase in the numbers of that’s due to covid-19 and control the latest bike of covid-19 infection in Saint Vincent and Grenadines.
He said, “I believe in that background that our teachers really have to see and make a decision beyond the personal and be willing to look at what is the public good. It cannot be in the best interest of St Vincent and the Grenadines that you have a classroom of 30,40 students, 15, because some classes are small or large, and that we may have in the classroom, interfacing with our children, people who are not vaccinated or who have not been tested to be negative”.
Yesterday recorded the second of three days of members of St Vincent and the Grenadines Teachers Union (SVGTU) switching from their service from online education in objection to the government’s vaccine policy which now puts teachers with frontline workers who must be immunized against COVID-19 or be tested regularly in order to continue working in that field.