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Statement from Superintendent Woods on vaccine priority for teachers and school staff

Georgia teachers and school staff are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 8.

Governor Brian Kemp today announced his plan to expand Covid-19 vaccine eligibility to all Pre-K through 12th grade educators and staff, which will go into effect on March 8.

Georgia’s School Superintendent Richard Woods issued a statement: “I am thrilled that, now that vaccine supply has increased, Georgia is expanding vaccine eligibility, meaning Georgia teachers and school staff are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning March 8. This is an important step in ensuring all Georgia students have access to in-person instruction and ensuring the safety of students, staff, and families. It has been an incredibly challenging year for educators and families alike, but I believe we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. As an educator, I am grateful for the hard work of the scientists who created and tested this vaccine. I appreciate Governor Kemp including teachers in the priority phases of vaccine administration and expanding eligibility as soon as healthcare workers, first responders, and seniors had the opportunity to be vaccinated.”​

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