Edmond School District Hopes To Administer First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine To Teachers

Wednesday, February 24th 2021, 5:47 am
By: Jordan Dafnis

Many Edmond teachers are getting their COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday.

Edmond Schools Superintendent Bret Towne says 900 Edmond school district teachers and staff will be getting vaccinated. The goal is to get teachers vaccinated and eventually get students back in the classroom.

"I think it gives hope that Edmond will be back on campus very soon," says Towne.

The district is also setting up vaccine distribution events Thursday and Friday. At each of those, they will give out 450 vaccines, another 900 total. Superintendent Bret Towne says that means all teachers will have their first dose of the vaccine.

Towne says most employees have been eager to get the vaccine.

"There hasn't been a lot of hesitation, you know the 10 percent that don't want to get vaccinated for whatever reason, we understand that and no one is going to be forced to get vaccinated. But the people who have been vaccinated so far have been very grateful," He said.

Mustang City Schools is also hosting a large vaccine distribution event Wednesday. Their plan is to vaccinate any school employees who want it. They also plan to give the second dose to employees who are ready for that.

Mustang city schools say the winter storm did cause some concern as to whether their vaccine provider would be able to guarantee the supply. They say luckily they were able to get what they needed for today's event.