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Davis School District begins vaccinating high-risk employees

Posted at 12:02 PM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 14:08:57-05

FARMINGTON, Utah — Some K-12 educators and school staff members in Utah are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, and the Davis School District is giving its first wave of doses to employees deemed "high-risk."

On Tuesday, the school district is working with the Davis County Health Department to vaccinate 2,000 eligible employees in a drive-thru clinic at the Legacy Center in Farmington.

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"This is the first time in the pandemic that we have the thank-yous coming in, and that makes us feel good. It energizes the staff. They're thrilled to be able to provide this service to our community and, hopefully, that light is brightening at the end of the tunnel that we're all working towards," said Davis County Health Department director Brian Hatch.

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Two more vaccination clinics are expected to open on Friday and Saturday for Davis School District employees ages 55 and up, and the district plans to open more clinics over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, the school district will continue to enforce its existing COVID-19 protocols through the end of the school year.

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