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NAHT comments on anti-vaccination protests outside schools

Following comments in the House of Commons today (23 September) about anti-vaccination protests outside schools, and intimidation of school staff, Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said:

“We are pleased to see that the government has made it very clear that whilst vaccination teams might make use of school buildings, the responsibility, including legal responsibility, for delivering jabs, will sit entirely with the appropriate medical teams. This should help keep disruption in schools to a minimum.

"It’s very important that families now direct any questions or concerns to the vaccination teams via the number provided so that school leaders can focus on the education of pupils. Pupils have endured enough disruption to their education in recent months, so there is absolutely no place for angry protests outside school gates."

First published 23 September 2021