Coronavirus: Clark County K-12 school employees to receive second vaccine doses this week

A member of the Northeastern High School staff gets the COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Salimah Berrien in the Clark County vaccine distribution center at the Upper Valley Mall on Feb. 10. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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A member of the Northeastern High School staff gets the COVID-19 vaccine from nurse Salimah Berrien in the Clark County vaccine distribution center at the Upper Valley Mall on Feb. 10. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

Clark County’s K-12 school district employees will receive their second of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week, the county’s health commissioner said.

The county is slated to give roughly 8,000 COVID-19 vaccinations this week, with 4,500 being second doses for K-12 school employees and others who have received their first dose of Moderna about four weeks ago, Clark County Combined Health District Commissioner Charles Patterson said.

Clinics were scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. School employees were given the option to select a vaccination clinic from those four days that work best with their schedules.

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Educators in the county started receiving their first doses of vaccine on Feb. 10. During that week, 2,700 doses were given to facility members.

As of Tuesday, Clark County had given 26,123 vaccination shots, according to ODH. That means 19.4% of the county’s population has had at least one dose of vaccine.

Clark County had 12,432 cases of the coronavirus as of Tuesday afternoon, according to the Ohio Department of Health. The county also had 319 deaths and 16 probably deaths as of Friday, according to data from the CCCHD.

The county and ODH have moved to only updating their deaths on Fridays.

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