Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Thursday said all teaching and non-teaching staff of the government, aided and unaided schools will be vaccinated on a priority basis as a safety measure.
In a statement, Sudhakar said schools will have to reopen sooner or later as children cannot depend on online classes forever.
"Online classes may impact the psychological health of the children. Therefore, we will have a wide consultation process before arriving at any decision. Experts' opinions will be considered for making such decisions," he said.
"School staff will be accorded priority and for vaccination.