Schools to be closed for vaccination purposes
New Brunswick is vaccinating 4,500 staff from high schools across the province this week.
In the Fredericton region, vaccination clinics were made available for staff from the following schools on Wednesday, March 24:
- Chipman Forest Avenue School
- Fredericton High School
- Leo Hayes High School in Fredericton
- Cambridge-Narrows Community School
- Central New Brunswick Academy in New Bandon
- Minto Memorial High School
- Stanley Consolidated School
- Harvey High School
- McAdam High School
- Nackawic Senior High School
- Oromocto High School
- École Sainte-Anne in Fredericton
Additional clinics will be held throughout the week for high school staff in the following areas:
- March 25 – Saint John region;
- March 26 – Tracadie and Moncton regions;
- March 29 – Shediac, Bathurst, and Campbellton regions.
Clinics in Edmundston, Centreville, Hampton, St. Stephen and Miramichi also opened earlier or staff of different schools.
In December 2020, the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF/FCE) called on governments across the country to include teachers and education workers on the COVID-19 vaccine priority list.
“Given how essential it is that school buildings remain open for all students to learn to the best of their ability and for the economy to recover, and considering the actual working conditions for teachers and education workers, it is imperative that teachers and education workers be prioritized to receive the Coronavirus vaccine,” said Shelley L. Morse, CTF/FCE president.
Earlier, CTF/FCE released the Teacher Mental Health Check-In survey, which found “unbearable” levels of stress anxiety among teachers, and a struggle to cope with the demands of teaching during the pandemic.