BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City Schools announced Friday more than 1,200 staff members have registered to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
The school system said nearly all those who have registered are on track to be vaccinated by the end of next week, with a possibility that a small number of those appointments may fall into the following week.READ MORE: West Baltimore Native, Descendent Of Slaves On Last US-Bound Ship From Africa, Shares Family's Legacy
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“I am extremely pleased with the early response. We have put in place sound health and safety measures to facilitate in-person learning and getting staff vaccinated is another step in that process,” City Schools CEO Dr. Sonja Santelises said.
On Monday, January 18, City Schools and Johns Hopkins Medicine announced a collaboration that would vaccinate nearly 500 teachers and school staff already working at in-person learning sites weekly.MORE NEWS: Cycle Of Life: Maryland Set To See Cicadas Re-Emerge This Year