Minister Chebat says that it is even more important that teachers get vaccinated because they are the first line of protection for the children who are expected to return to classrooms for in-person learning come August or September when schools reopen.

Michel Chebat, Minister of Health & Wellness

"This is the only way to safeguard our kids. They are entrusted with our children. Over two hundred schools have gotten permission to go back to face to face and so it is critical for our teachers to get vaccinated. In August hopefully, all our schools will be back to face to face classes and so please come out and get vaccinated. There is a lot of fatigue by the general public, but we must continue to adhere to the public health measures, we must continue to wear the masks, we must continue with the social distancing, we must continue with the hand washing. It is important to recall that this virus is spread through human interaction and unless we have some control, unless we have the cooperation of the public, we will not be able to defeat this virus."

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