Covid-19 Watch: 300 Perak teachers yet to be vaccinated, says exco rep

IPOH: About 300 teachers in Perak have yet to be vaccinated against Covid-19, says state Education Committee chairman Ahmad Saidi Mohamad Daud.

He said the state Education Department is meeting the teachers to find their reasons for not getting vaccinated.

"At the moment, about 98% of teachers in the state are fully vaccinated.

"The last time I was informed that some teachers were still waiting for their vaccination date, while there are some who have yet to register," he told reporters at a shopping complex here on Thursday (Oct 14).

Ahmad Saidi said the state government is awaiting a decision from the Education Ministry on the action to be taken against those who are not vaccinated.

On Tuesday (Oct 12), Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Special Functions) Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Ahmad said there was no intention to make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for civil servants.

Earlier on Oct 1, the Public Services Department had warned that disciplinary action could be taken against civil servants who have yet to complete their vaccination by Nov 1.

Separately, Ahmad Saidi said about 91% of schoolgoers aged between 12 and 17 in the state have received their first dose of the vaccine.

"More than 64,000 students between the ages of 16 and 17 have received their first dose.

"As for those aged between 12 and 15, over 100,000 have received their vaccines," he said.

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