MADISON (WKOW) — Dane County Faculty workers will obtain the coronavirus vaccine subsequent month, based on public well being officers.
Public Well being Madison & Dane County says it would associate with native well being care suppliers to vaccinate college workers at Dane County’s Alliant Power Middle in March.
Public Well being has requested 7,000 doses of vaccine for the week of March 1 and seven,000 doses for the week of March 8 for Okay-12 workers. Relying on accessible provide, the trouble is predicted to take 6-8 weeks and can embody weekends when lecturers and workers will not be within the classroom.
“We’re glad to guide the trouble to vaccinate lecturers on the Alliant Power Middle. All of us need youngsters in school rooms and vaccinated lecturers are another means that faculties can shield the well being and security of workers and college students,” stated Janel Heinrich, Director of Public Well being Madison & Dane County.
Faculty directors will likely be offering info to their workers when it’s their flip to be vaccinated. There isn’t a motion that faculty workers have to take at the moment.
“This clinic exemplifies how a group will get by difficult instances – companions coming collectively round a shared want to make faculties safer for lecturers and children,” County Govt Joe Parisi stated. “Vaccine clinics like this are a part of the trail out of this pandemic.”
In case your college district already has an on-site vaccine clinic scheduled in partnership with SSM Well being in your group, that can proceed as deliberate.
Public Well being and healthcare suppliers throughout the county have been working collectively to vaccinate frontline healthcare employees and other people 65 and older. So far, over 15% of Dane County residents have been vaccinated within the final two months.
The Wisconsin Division of Well being Providers has indicated that faculty workers are eligible March 1, however that is depending on vaccine provide. Further teams are tentatively eligible for vaccine starting March 1, however college workers are amongst these prioritized inside this group. Restricted vaccine provide in January and February has made it tough for vaccinators to fulfill present demand.
Along with this effort to vaccinate college workers, space vaccinators will proceed vaccinating frontline healthcare employees and other people 65 and older as rapidly as potential.
Healthcare companions helping on this effort embody: Entry Neighborhood Well being Facilities, Group Well being Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, SSM Well being, Stoughton Well being, UnityPoint Well being ‒ Meriter, UW Well being, and College Well being Providers, College of Wisconsin–Madison.