- Thousands of teachers will be stood down today for not getting third Covid jab
- Victoria and Northern Territory the only states to mandate booster for teachers
- Loss of thousands of teachers due to vaccine mandate causing staff shortages
Published: 02:05 AEST, 28 April 2022 | Updated: 07:50 AEST, 28 April 2022
Thousands of teachers across Victoria could be stood down from today for failing to get a third Covid-19 jab.
Victoria and the Northern Territory are the only states to mandate a booster shot for teachers.
All staff were required to have three doses of a Covid-19 vaccine by April 28, unless they have a medical exemption.
Around 2500 teachers and support staff may lose their jobs due to the rule.
Principals say the permanent loss of thousands of teachers due to vaccination mandates is heightening staff shortages in schools across the state.