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State Superintendent Spearman urges McMaster to prioritize teachers, school staff for vaccines – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-01-13 10:46:58 –

Columbia, South Carolina (WBTW) – State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman urges Governor Henry McMaster to consider educators as essential workers and prioritize Phase 1b vaccines.

“Educators and support staff are essential front-line workers who need to be vaccinated not only for their own health, but also for the improvement of students and their families,” Spearman said on Wednesday. I mentioned in the post.

Spearman shared a copy of the letter to DHEC with Governor McMaster and urged teachers to be prioritized as frontline workers.

“It is important that our teachers and support staff have access to the vaccine at the beginning of Phase 1b, so that we can achieve the common goal of returning to full face-to-face instruction,” said Spearman.

Currently, both educators and school support staff are eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1b. This includes not only teachers, but also school nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, auditory therapists, and athletic trainers who support school-based COVID-19.

Those who are eligible to be vaccinated in Phase 1b can contact their local hospital to make an appointment by January 15.

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