The Mpumalanga Health Department has so far vaccinated around 30 000 of the 45 000 teachers in the province.
The department says the roll out programme experienced a few challenges as some teachers were unable to receive their vaccines as they were infected with the virus and others were under quarantine.
Spokesperson Dumisani Malamule is confident that all the teachers will be vaccinated soon.
He says, “We are hopefully that as time goes on, we will vaccinate those teachers because we are now getting to the second phase of vaccinating teachers. Remember, there are those teachers who are not on persal who are employed by the SGB, we are now in a process of vaccinating those teachers and private teachers to make sure that everyone is vaccinated.”
South Africa has recorded 12 513 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24-hours, bringing the total number of cases to 2 075 409.
Of all new cases of COVID-19, the Mpumalanga province recorded 636. The total number of people who have contracted the virus in the province since the outbreak stands at just under 100 000.
The country has also recorded 331 new COVID-19 related fatalities, pushing the death toll to 62 171.
Recoveries now stand at 1 827 821