Vaccine Clinics Geared Towards WS/FCS Schools Employees Wind Down

Vaccine Clinics Geared Towards WS/FCS Schools Employees Wind Down

4:40pm Mar 04, 2021
Cathy Phillips, a teacher assistant at Meadowlark Elementary School, has her second dose appointment scheduled on Saturday by Forsyth County Public Health's Amanda Clark at the mass vaccination site at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Education Building. Image courtesy: Forsyth County Department of Public Health

The deadline for educators to get vaccinated through the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school district clinic was moved up this week. Teachers and staff can still make appointments through other providers. 

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools partnered with the county public health department, Novant Health, and Wake Forest Baptist Health to provide vaccination clinics specifically for educators in the school system.

Brent Campbell, a spokesperson for the district, says as of now about 3,400 employees have been vaccinated at these events.

Campbell says they’re trying to match the need for vaccines to the supply for remaining clinics.    

“That vaccine is essentially being reserved for you, so if someone is not going to use that appointment time or appointment date, we need to make sure there are means to use that vaccine somewhere else for somebody else,” he says.

The last vaccination clinic will be Monday, March 8. If you’re associated with the schools and didn’t make an appointment and still want a vaccine, the district encourages you to sign up with other community providers. 

Campbell estimates that by next week over 4,200 employees will have been vaccinated through one of these clinics. There are over 8,000 working in the school system.

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