Madison County Schools help to vaccinate the community

Jun. 10—Madison County Schools partnered with McCay's Total Care Pharmacy to provide the county another opportunity to get their COVID-19 vaccination. In total, 129 citizens took advantage of the opportunity.

The district hosted a vaccination clinic with McCay's on June 7 and June 8 at B. Michael Caudill Middle School and Farristown Middle School. Anyone 12 or older was able to get their second or first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Nurses helped those who receive the first dose of their vaccine plan for their second doses, which can occur when the clinics return on June 28 and June 29.

Erin Stewart, Community Education Director, said a fair number of those who got their vaccine on Monday or Tuesday were within the 12 to 18 age range. She noted they expected a fair number of student-athletes to get their vaccines during the clinic because it meant they wouldn't have to quarantine. However, there wasn't as large of a number as the district expected.

Stewart explained she didn't know if it was because the students have already gotten their vaccines or if they didn't get their vaccines because they aren't in school mode yet with the start of the school semester being so far away.

With that being said, the district is discussing some possible dates closer to the start of the school year to host another clinic. Stewart said once they get closer to school time, the district hopes it will be more prevalent in people's minds.

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