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State health officials ask school districts for help in getting educators vaccinated

1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago Friday, March 05 2021 Mar 5, 2021 March 05, 2021 7:18 PM March 05, 2021 in News - Local

For teachers, the return to classrooms has added another layer to a difficult job.

But on Wednesday, President Biden's order for states to vaccinate teachers brightened the light at the end of the long tunnel.

RELATED: Raymondville ISD providing COVID-19 vaccines to district employees

“It is so fitting that on this day - a week from spring break - that our educators are able to receive this much anticipated vaccine," Point Isabel ISD Superintendent Teri Capistran said. 

And as teachers around the Valley and state get vaccinated - state health officials are hoping schools will join the front lines of vaccination efforts.

"Encourage their own school systems to sign up as a provider that would be easier,” Dr. Emilie Prot – regional medical director for the Texas Department of State Health Services – said. “Because they would be able to receive vaccine directly. They already have the skill, they have the sites.

With over 300 of their staff already vaccinated - Raymondville ISD is answering that call.

Already approved as a vaccination hub - they expect as many as 2,500 doses directly from the state next week.

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