Nearly 170 Clark County teachers recieve Moderna vaccine

Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 9:28 PM CST
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COLBY, Wis. (WSAW) - The Clark County Health Department administered nearly 170 doses of vaccine on Wednesday to teachers in the Colby and Abbotsford school districts. The move helps the districts inch closer to pre-pandemic normalcy.

“What public health is about is prevention. So we’re really happy to be a piece of the prevention,” Clark County Health Director Brittany Mews said.

The vaccines were not only celebrated by the staff who received them but also student’s families who called them a relief.

“It’s wonderful, for us it makes people feel a lot better about being back in school,” Colby School District Superintendent Steve Kolden said.

“Families, parents, kids, even just our staff feeling comfortable that coming back to school is safe. That’s all we want for our kids,” Colby Elementary staff member Melissa McConnell said.

Kolden said as more staff are vaccinated the district could consider loosening restrictions such as making and social distancing.

“With any luck, we’ll be back to school in the fall like we were in 2019-2020,” Kolden said.

Giving students and staff a chance to focus more on what’s happening inside the classroom.

“Giving us that peace of mind that we are safe and we can have our students here,” Colby teacher Jessica Wolf said.

A second dose of vaccine is required and is scheduled for next month.

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