Georgia districts prepare for vaccinations of teachers, other staff
Schools across Georgia are prepping for mass vaccination of their staff as soon as Gov. Brian Kemp expands eligibility to them.
Many want to use their own nurses to administer the shots of COVID-19 vaccine, often with the help of local health departments and pharmacies, though not all have a nurse on staff.
Marietta, a city school district of fewer than 9,000 students, plans to tap local pharmacy and ambulance services to augment its nurses at a clinic at the high school, with central office staff steering traffic. Forsyth County, a district of 51,000, will use the same church where staff who are already eligible by age have been dosed. Fulton County, with 90,000 students, will send about 30 nurses, including some hired just for the event, to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, where the county health department has secured space for them. Gwinnett County, Georgia’s largest district with about a tenth of the state’s more than 1.7 million students, plans to send staff to the county’s new mass vaccination site at the old Sears building at the Gwinnett Place Mall.
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