DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Staff members at schools in the Owensboro/Daviess County area will soon be able to get their COVID-19 vaccines.
School staff members are included in the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in Kentucky under Phase 1B.
School officials say the first dose will be administered to staff from Owensboro Public Schools, Daviess County Public Schools and Owensboro Catholic Schools over a six-day period, spanning two weekends in February.
“We’re all very excited,” Maurice Wayne Sandefur, a teacher with Owensboro Public Schools said. “Glad to be able to go get my vaccination and hopefully get things kind of somewhat back to normal, so we can have the kiddos back to normal.”
The second will be administered on the same days in March.
- 1st dose: Friday-Sunday, February 5-7 & February 12-14
- 2nd dose: Friday-Sunday, March 5-7 & March 12-14
OPS officials say on the Friday dates, the vaccine will be administered at the Walmart on Highway 54 in the lawn and garden section of the store.
On the Saturday and Sunday dates, they told 14 News the vaccine will be administered at Owensboro High School in the north gymnasium.
There will be specific entrance and exit points at both locations.
Administrators with Owensboro Catholic Schools say that 75% of their staff is getting vaccinated. Meanwhile, OPS officials told 14 News that 81% of employees are set to receive the vaccine.
Davies County Public Schools say due to the large volume of people signed up, officials will be adjusting their school schedule during the times the clinic is happening. DCPS officials say their percentage of workers getting vaccinated is 84%.
Each respective school is in communication with its staff on when and how to get a vaccine.
Officials with Heritage Christian School say they will not be participating in the clinic. Their teachers are getting vaccinated through the local health department.