Florence, South Carolina 2021-02-23 21:10:03 –
Charlotte, North Carolina (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Starting Wednesday, North Carolina educators will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of age.
Nursery and school staff who teach from Pre-K to 12th grade will be vaccinated from Wednesday, February 24th.
This includes teachers, bus and van drivers, caretakers, maintenance staff, and cafeteria workers.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has told FOX 46 that it is working with public health partners to ensure that teachers get the vaccine in a timely manner. These opportunities are by appointment only. According to the CMS, carry-on is not accepted.
Vaccination site for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:
- Novant Health Mecklenburg East Vaccine Site: Reservations are available from Thursday, February 25th to Tuesday, March 2nd, from 4pm to 7pm. Sign-up link: http://bit.ly/EastMeck
- McClintock Middle School Vaccine Site: Reservations are available from 9am to 5pm on Saturday, February 27th. Sign-up link: https://bit.ly/NHMMS
A handful of CMS employees contacted FOX46 and stated that all appointments were met.
“I spent hours looking for a vaccine appointment, but I couldn’t think of anything. On Friday afternoon, my friend of a friend’s friend sent me a random text saying that I’m left and can come now. So I jumped into the car, “said Meredith Newman, a teacher at Kabbalah County School.
Novant Health said it is discussing establishing a teachers’ clinic in Mecklenburg County, but the details are unclear at this time.
The Cabarrus Health Alliance reports that FOX 46 teachers will take shots at the clinic on Thursday, but the clinic is not specifically for teachers. It is intended for all currently eligible people, including people over the age of 65 and healthcare professionals.
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