CCSD begins vaccinating teachers, staff

Charleston County News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – On Tuesday, 800 Charleston County School District (CCSD) teachers, faculty, and staff received their first doses of the Pfizer vaccine. The mass vaccination clinic took place at Garrett School of Technology in North Charleston. This comes after three schools kicked off CCSD vaccinations on Monday.

The district’s plan is to administer 2,000 vaccines each week for the next three weeks until every CCSD staff member who wants to be vaccinated gets their first dose. After that time, the process will restart so second doses can be administered.

A representative for CCSD told News 2 schools are chosen at random in regards to the order of vaccination. Students are assigned to an e-learning schedule for the day. Around 50 schools are chosen per week.

The vaccine clinic is a partnership between CCSD, MUSC and Fetter Health. This step of vaccinating teachers is crucial to returning to full time face to face instruction.

“It’s like that suit of armor that will actually put them back into their classrooms so that they are protected then they can do the job that they need to be doing, educating our children,” said Ellen Nitz, the Head of Nursing Services for CCSD.

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The Charleston County School District (CCSD) on Monday began the process of COVID-19 vaccinations for faculty and staff.

Students at three CCSD schools had an e-learning day Monday as teachers and staff received first doses as part of the state’s new Phase 1b vaccination plan.

Some 800 doses are expected to be given each day.

Over the next week, the schools will rotate sending teachers and staff to Garrett Academy to receive their shots.

The e-learning schedule is as follows:

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