Almost 80 percent of teachers, child care workers get at least 1 vaccine dose, CDC says

By: | April 7, 2021

Nearly 80 percent of school staff members and child care workers have received at least a single dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, bolstering President Joe Biden’s efforts to reopen schools shuttered by the pandemic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday that about 8 million teachers, school staff members and other child care workers had gotten their first doses by the end of March. A federal push to give such workers priority access to vaccines “paid off and paved the way” for a return to in-person education, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in a news release.

“CDC will build on the success of this program and work with our partners to continue expanding our vaccination efforts, as we work to ensure confidence in COVID-19 vaccines,” Walensky said.

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