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Walnut Middle School staff members to receive COVID-19 vaccine

On Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, over 30 Walnut Middle School staff members who requested to receive...
On Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, over 30 Walnut Middle School staff members who requested to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the voluntary GIPS-CDHD COVID-19 vaccination program will receive their first dose.(Jae C. Hong | AP)
Published: Feb. 4, 2021 at 11:05 PM CST
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) -On Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, over 30 Walnut Middle School staff members who requested to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the voluntary Grand Island Public Schools-Central District Health Department COVID-19 vaccination program will receive their first dose. The Central District Health Department has 34 available doses of the vaccine for GIPS.

The staff members will be vaccinated at Walnut Middle School beginning at 8:30 a.m. and will continue until 4:30 p.m. The decision was made to provide the vaccine to these staff members because of the volume of students they serve and the higher transmissibility of the student body.

Last Friday, 208 GIPS employees, including every employee at Grand Island Senior High, Indra House, Wyandotte, Work Force Academy (high school and middle school), Skills Academy (high school and middle school) received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at GISH.

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