St. Louis County Teachers Get Their Own Mass Vaccination Event
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Teachers in St. Louis County are finally getting their wish because the St. Louis County Department of Health organized a mass vaccination event for them later this month.
The event is scheduled for March 23rd and 24th on the Florissant Valley campus of St. Louis Community College (3400 Pershall Road). Up to 2,000 school employees will be vaccinated at the event.
Flo Valley also had the first mass vaccination in St. Louis, so they already know how to set up everything in this place. And the event is backed by the Missouri National Guard, so everyone can expect a smooth run.
Employees of all schools in the district (public, private and church) can be vaccinated. This includes cafeteria, bus and supervisory staff.
In order to be vaccinated at this event, the educators must first pre-register through their school and contact the school administration if they have any questions. No inspection services are offered at this event.
Category 1B Tier 2 teachers are preferred for this event. However, this is only the first in a series of vaccination options planned for educators in St. Louis County in the coming weeks. It is therefore essential to register with your school in advance.
Category 1B Tier 2 includes people over 65 years of age and adults with “cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, heart disease, weakened immune system due to organ transplantation, severe obesity (BMI over 40), pregnancy, sickle cell disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus or people with mental and / or or developmental disorders like Down syndrome. ”
Events like this are welcome news for educators from Missouri who feel like they’re mostly on their own until now to find a vaccine. Many have already driven hundreds of kilometers or crossed state lines to take pictures to make sure they and their students are protected.
With these events, there is hope that teachers and people who come into contact with children in schools will be fully vaccinated and immune to COVID-19 before the start of the next school year – and maybe even in time for summer school.
“I am delighted that we can offer educators and other school staff the opportunity to be vaccinated through our collaboration with county schools,” said County Executive Dr. Sam Page. “We all want students and educators to be safe in their classrooms. In-person learning is the ideal place and our children need to be in a place where they can socialize, develop interpersonal skills and share life experiences with their friends. Vaccinating our educators is an important step in returning to a traditional classroom. ”
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