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Jersey City Launches Vaccination Plan For Public School Teachers

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Mayor Steven Fulop says the city is allocating all vaccines to its 4,700 public school teachers and staff.

Video Transcript

- A new push in Jersey City today to vaccinate teachers. Mayor Steve Fulop says priority has shifted this week to the school system, one of the largest in the state. He says the city is allocating all vaccines to its 4,700 public schools, teachers, and staff members. It's part of an effort to get the nearly 30,000 students there back to in-person learning as early as April 21. One school employee says he's eager to get the shot after nearly dying of COVID last year.

WILFRED BASHER: I was on the kidney machine. I was on the ventilator for 26 days, 21 days, and I was in the hospital for three months.

- The city's school district in Jersey City has been fully remote since March of last year.