Gulfport School District teachers receive COVID-19 vaccines
Teachers and staff from Gulfport High School and Bayou View Middle School were scheduled to have COVID vaccines on campus at their convenience.
Every member from the Gulfport School District is eligible to receive their COVID vaccine. Today everyone from school teachers, administrators, cafeteria staff, janitorial staff, school nurses, and more lined up to get their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Singing River arranged to set up a vaccine site on campus at Gulfport High School’s gym. They’re prepared to vaccinate 1,000 school district members in two days. Gulfport School District Public Relations Specialist Sandy East said, “They feel comfortable, they feel confident, they are protecting their students, they are protecting the rest of the staff and they’re protecting our community. A lot of our teachers went online to try to sign up at other locations and the lines were always full, they weren’t able to find the slots. So there again for us to be able to do this in our schools where the teachers can literally just walk over is very important.”
Singing River will continue hosting school vaccine locations throughout the week.