Forsyth Health Organizations Will Partner To Vaccinate School Employees

Forsyth Health Organizations Will Partner To Vaccinate School Employees

10:03am Feb 19, 2021
A healthcare worker prepares to administer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Several Triad health organizations are teaming up to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to school employees.

The Forsyth County Department of Public Health, Novant Health, and Wake Forest Baptist Health are partnering to expand vaccinations to teachers, school employees, and child care providers.

According to a news release from the county, the initiative is expected to be rolled out on February 24.

Vaccinations will be given out at mass vaccination sites at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and Hanes Mall.

The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system employs over 9,000 workers and 100 contractors.

The county says that so far about 800 school system workers in Groups 1 and 2 have been vaccinated.

As the effort expands, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and private school employees will be scheduled on a weekly basis, with the number of available appointments dependent on vaccine allocation. Officials say that at this time, demand still far exceeds the available supply.

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