Monday was the first day most teachers and school support staff in Oklahoma could be vaccinated for COVID-19.
State schools superintendent Joy Hofmeister was elated for the occasion.
"It is truly a thrill to be able to know that so many of our teachers are going to be vaccinated beginning this week."
Hofmeister was with a handful of teachers receiving the vaccine at a megapod in Norman where 3,500 vaccines were set aside for Pre-K through 12 school personnel Monday. The goal is to get all of the roughly 89,000 teachers and school support staff who want a vaccine a shot by Spring Break.
Teachers have been clamoring for vaccines as the state has reopened schools, and were moved up on the priority list in December. For StateImpact, I'm Robby Korth.
Monday also marked the first day the vaccine was available for about 1 million Oklahomans under the age of 65 who have a comorbidity. You can sign up to check your eligibility at vaccinate.Oklahoma.gov
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