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Kina
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WVUSD does actively promote vaccination clinics as well as voluntary COVID testing. We are holding the clinics at our high schools on specific Saturdays at this point. All outreach, and parent letters regarding COVID include information on how and when our next voluntary clinic will be held. We let everyone know this is a recommendation and it is not mandatory. The clinics are open to staff, students and their families. At this point, the pharmacy we are working with is using the “myturn” website to schedule appointments. We have had 11 onsite clinics at this point with our 12th being this Saturday. We were able to vaccinate about 1400 of our high school and middle school students in the first couple of clinics. We do have 5-7 staff members that help, as you need to check the person in and we take temperatures as well as provide someone to copy documents/ID’s and to observe for the 15 minute post vaccine waiting period.
Our employees and parents have been happy we have made the vaccinations easily accessible. Currently we’ve been lucky and have have no adverse reactions when the vaccines were given and I’ve only had a few employees say they needed a day or two off due to not feeling well after the vaccine. Our District feels this is an opportunity for outreach and community service by offering the vaccines at our site.