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Teachers unions unite in call for early vaccination

Apr 6, 2021 14:04 By News Northern Sound
Teachers unions unite in call for early vaccination Teachers unions unite in call for early vaccination
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Secondary school teachers are calling for students to have greater access to dedicated mental health supports outside of schools following the Covid-19 pandemic. A

Secondary school teachers are calling for students to have greater access to dedicated mental health supports outside of schools following the Covid-19 pandemic.

A survey of ASTI members found 57 per cent of them said this was the most important requirement to ensure students well-being.

Teachers repeatedly cited frustration that students with significant emotional or behavioural problems could not get timely support from the public health services.

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Moira Leyden ASTI's assistant general secretary, says greater access is urgently required:

Monaghan GP Illona Duffy says the vaccination plan was changed to make it easier to implement and faster.

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Speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show today, she said many would feel teachers and carers should receive their vaccinations earlier but there was a logic behind the change:

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