KANSAS CITY, MO – Teachers across the country have been grappling with distance learning and COVID-19 quarantine issues for more than a year.
Now they are finally getting good news.
Teachers and child carers are eligible to receive a vaccine under the Federal Pharmacy Programif they can find an appointment.
That will change from Monday. Then Missouri moves to Phase 1B-Teir 3This allows thousands of additional people to qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine. Teachers are included in this group.
On a Facebook Live, Children’s Mercy says it is ready to help Truman Medical Center vaccinate hundreds of teachers over the next month.
“Our goal is to also work through all of Jackson County’s school districts for the next three weeks. Hopefully Jackson County’s educators will also have their first doses by the end of March, early April, ”said Dr. Jennifer Watts, Emergency Pediatric Medicine at Children’s Mercy.
Truman Medical Center will be responsible for the effort. There are plans to provide vaccination doses to all local Jackson County school districts so teachers and staff don’t have to leave school to get vaccinated.
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