Oklahoma City Public Schools is launching their first COVID-19 vaccine clinics for eligible students.
OKCPS said a highly vaccinated staff and student body is key to staying in person this year, especially as the Delta variant starts to spread throughout schools in Oklahoma.
Appointments start at 9 a.m. Thursday at four middle and high schools across the district.
There will be clinics at 24 schools over the next few weeks, with opportunities for students and staff to get the first and second doses through early October.
Students will be excused from class to get their shot. The district said their goal with these clinics to get at least half of their students vaccinated.
"One of our goals this year is to obviously keep kids in school, after the year we went through last year with starts and stops. So, we want to keep as many kids in school as we possibly can," said Brad Herzer, from OKCPS HR, Safety and Security.
Students and staff who get their first dose will already have their second shot pre-scheduled.
Staff who participate will then be eligible to receive a $1000 stipend if they can prove their vaccination by November 15th.
To sign up for the vaccination clinic, click here.