At the start of the school year: teachers’ union wants vaccination offers in front of schools

At the start of the new school year, vaccination offers should be made directly in front of the school building. This is what the Education and Science Union (GEW) proposes to support the German vaccination campaign.

Especially with a view to the increasing number of infections due to the more contagious Delta variant, it is crucial to vaccinate as many teachers and young students as possible, GEW chairwoman Maike Finnern told the editorial network Germany.

“Vaccination offers by qualified staff in front of the schools can be a helpful measure here,” said Finnern. The union also called for greater efforts to equip schools with air filters: “A large part of the available funds has still not been called up.” On Monday, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein were the first federal states whose schools started the new school year.