"Make School Staff a Vaccination Priority!".

Photography by Mary Taylor.

Councillors urge the Secretary of State for Health to consider making school, early years and nursery staff a vaccination priority.

Council Leader and Cabinet Member for education and skills has written to the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, suggesting that teachers should receive a priority position in getting a vaccination for COVID-19. 

In the joined letter Councillors George Duggins and Kevin Maton expressed how they felt the contributions that teachers are putting forward with their role during the pandemic is incredible.

In the letter, Councillor Duggins and Maton say:

"This has been critical in protecting some of the most vulnerable in our society and allowing key worker parents to continue to play their critical roles in providing frontline services or supporting an under-pressure economy.

"Parents depend on this service, but even more importantly children unable to attend school are missing out on their education and surely educating our children is the most important thing we can do.

"In Coventry, schools, nurseries and their workers have played a heroic role throughout the pandemic, working with us at the Council to try and make premises Covid-secure and provide both practical and emotional support for our children and their families."

There is a call on Mr. Hancock to demonstrate his support with practical actions.

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