April 21, 2021 – 15:20
Croatian Minister of Science and Education Radovan Fuchs, on the eve of a close cabinet meeting, commented on teachers’ response to the call to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
“Data on those who are interested in vaccination from the education system have been processed. This does not mean that the lists are closed, they will still be able to apply, but this is an immediate overview of the situation. This interest varies by county. We have a county where interest is expressed for only 16%, and a county where it is somewhere around 46%, with the city of Zagreb over 40%. We have to take into account that some educators are also vaccinated, and on the other hand, the same thing has to be taken into account is that a part of the teachers who had chronic diseases were vaccinated at the first vaccination opportunities and we have about 12% of the workers “They have been infected with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic,” said Fuchs.
Asked why teachers are so skeptical about vaccination, Fuchs said he does not know.
“It simply came to our notice then. “I was expecting a more appropriate response to vaccines, and now that we have reached the stage where everything is organized, we do not have such an ideal response.”
“If you ask me, negative marketing is done for a good vaccine,” Fuchs said. / eo