New Zealand to Impose 'No Jab, No Job' Regime on Teachers, Health Workers

New Zealand to Impose 'No Jab, No Job' Regime on Teachers, Health Workers


(AFP) — New Zealand announced Monday a sweeping “no jab, no job” policy for most healthcare workers and teachers to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“We can’t leave anything to chance so that’s why we are making it mandatory,” said Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins, who is also the education minister.

Doctors, nurses and other frontline health workers must be double-jabbed by December 1st while everyone working in the education sector who has contact with students must have their two doses by January 1st.

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners backed mandatory vaccinations with president Samantha Murton describing it as a “bold, but necessary call” to make.

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Secondary schools will also be required to keep a register to show the vaccination

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