HCPS Educators Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines
Ever committed to being safely present in schools for their students, 70% of HCPS employees who responded to a staff survey sent in January indicated their desire to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This staff survey was a key element of the district’s employee vaccination plan, which HCPS has been developing with local healthcare providers since January, based on vaccine availability and pending eligibility.
Through Pardee UNC Health Care and Blue Ridge Health’s efforts to intentionally designate portions of their vaccine allocations for educators, HCPS has been given the opportunity to schedule 1,300 vaccination appointments, which covers every employee who’s currently requested to receive a vaccine this week.
“Our teachers, bus drivers, custodians, child nutrition staff, and other personnel want to be in schools with their students, and they want to do so in the safest learning environments possible,” Superintendent Dr. John Bryant said yesterday. “They’ve been eager to roll up their sleeves for HCPS, and we are so grateful to Pardee UNC Health Care and Blue Ridge Health for prioritizing the health and safety of these daily heroes.”
Check the #SleevesUp4Schools hashtag on social media to see HCPS educators sharing their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine!