Any employee who has not been vaccinated last week has the option to be vaccinated this week. Kenyetta Burr, director of nursing at Youngstown Schools, expects about 800 employees to be vaccinated by the end of this week.
YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown School District Superintendent Joseph Meranto shared an update on coronavirus vaccines for teachers and staff at the school board meeting Tuesday.
As of Friday, more than 700 employees received the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Meranto said.
Any employee who has not been vaccinated last week has the option to be vaccinated this week. According to Meranto, Kenyetta Burr, director of nursing at Youngstown Schools, expects around 800 employees to be vaccinated by the end of this week.
Ohio Department of Health vaccination focuses on Ohioans 65 and older and people with severe congenital, developmental, or early-onset medical disorders. It also aims to vaccinate adults who work in schools with the goal of having a personal school by March 1st.
Last week, Youngstown trains teachers and staff Get vaccinations in clinics at East and Chaney High Schools through QUICKmed YOUcare clinics.
The district received about 1,100 cans early last week for about 1,350 Youngstown City Schools employees.
No date has been set for Youngstown students to return to face-to-face classes. CEO Justin Jennings said that won’t happen until it is safe for everyone.
Jennings will be releasing its first monthly CEO update of 2021 today (February 10) at 6 p.m.