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According to a new survey, several thousand teachers in Hungary do not want to be vaccinated, so they will lose their jobs in schools from January 2022.

This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute. Translated by Júlia Tar.

The survey was initiated by the National Teachers’ Chamber to determine how many teachers and other staff in schools who refuse the covid vaccination will have to be replaced by others starting next January. The result is several thousand people.

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One Fifth of Unvaccinated Teachers Still Against Jabs Despite Risk of Losing Job

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There are currently 5,270 unvaccinated educators in 1,522 institutions, and 3,338 of them continue to refuse to be vaccinated. In addition, there are 3,289 other unvaccinated school system employees, 2,081 of whom do not want the vaccine in the future either.

Even if 60 percent of the yet unvaccinated change their minds, then the percentage of staff shortage in certain schools would still be around 10-20 percent from January, which clearly jeopardizes the execution of work. For this reason, panic situations may arise after the winter vacations,”

said president Péter Horváth.

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According to the government’s decision, teachers must receive the first dose of the vaccine no later than December 15. According to the Ministry of Human Resources, about 89 percent of educators have registered for vaccination.

Source: 24.hu

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