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Principals' union warns not to put schools in middle of vaccine debate

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Publish Date
Thu, 2 Dec 2021, 7:34am
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Principals' union warns not to put schools in middle of vaccine debate

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 2 Dec 2021, 7:34am

A warning to not put schools in the middle of the Covid-19 vaccine debate. 

The Government's hoping to start rolling out the inoculation programme for five to 11-year-olds by the end of next month. 

Principals' Federation president Perry Rush says most of the 14 principals on his executive support it, but some people in communities are concerned. 

He says told Kate Hawkesby we shouldn't create conflict in schools. 

“That’s really important, it certainly makes sense to use them as a venue, but there needs to be some careful discussion in local communities so that boards can take the temperature of their community and then make decisions accordingly.” 

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