McCracken County School System kicked off its #STICKIT2COVID vaccination campaign last week. Paducah Public Schools, Community Christian Academy and St. Mary School System will start their vaccinations this week. Three school systems in Graves County started vaccinating last week however, half are deferring their inoculations to senior residents in the county.
The COVID-19 vaccine is definitely the talk of the town. And we're talking about EVERY town. With the slower than expected rollout of the number or vaccines available, it's good to see our local school employees in western Kentucky getting vaccinated. I believe we're all ready to see some action and seeing pictures of the process is reassuring.
McCracken County School employees received their vaccinations this past week. Baptist Health Paducah partnered with the school system to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. To date, 650 doses of the Moderna vaccine were administered at two locations: McCracken County High School and the Reidland School gymnasium. Teachers, administrators, custodians, classified staff, substitute teachers, school volunteers, and board members got a chance to STOP the SPREAD.
This week, Baptist Health plans to administer 350 doses of the Moderna vaccine to Paducah Public Schools staff, Community Christian Academy, and St. Mary School Systems. Vaccinations will take place on the campus of Paducah Tilghman High School at the Innovation Hub.
Three schools in Graves County started vaccinations last week. As the Graves County Health Department started administering the shot, at least half of the school personnel deferred their inoculation to senior residents of the county. There were 700 vaccines allotted for school personnel and according to Graves County Health Department Director Noel Coplen only half were administered.
The three schools include Graves County Schools, Mayfield Independent Schools, and Northside Baptist Christian Schools. Currently 1,400 seniors have been vaccinated in the county. More vaccines are expected in the next three weeks. Healthcare personnel and emergency personnel that received their shot in December are expected to receive the booster soon.
As we wait for our turn to be vaccinated, its good to see the process working. Be it slower than expected, we hold out hope that the inoculations will beat COVID and relief is closer at hand.