Staff COVID-19 Vaccinations

NCSS Announces Partnerships to Provide COVID-19 Vaccinations for School System Staff
Posted on 03/04/2021
COVID-19 vaccinations for staffGovernor Brian Kemp recently announced that COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will expand in Georgia to include teachers and school staff beginning March 8, 2021.

As a result, the Newton County School System (NCSS) is partnering with the Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale County Health Departments and Reagan Home Care Pharmacy to make the vaccinations available to interested school system staff.

“We want to make sure that our teachers and staff have access to the vaccines as soon as possible,” said NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “These partnerships are an important part of accomplishing that goal.”

The Gwinnett, Newton, and Rockdale Health Departments will provide vaccinations for staff beginning the week of March 8-12, 2021 at Springfield Baptist Church. Vaccinations will be provided at no charge to school system employees. Reagan Home Care Pharmacy will administer vaccines March 12, 17, 19, and 24, 2021 at Porter Performing Arts Center on the campus of the Newton College and Career Academy. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for NCSS employees. COVID-19 safety measures will be in place at both sites, and masks will be required throughout the duration of the events.

School system employees will receive an email with information about how to schedule an appointment; vaccinations are encouraged but not mandatory. Employees may also choose to schedule an appointment for a vaccination with another provider. Providers are listed by the Georgia Department of Public Health on its website, dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.
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