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COVID-19 vaccinations start Wednesday for Middletown City Schools staff

About 500 educators and employees to receive first doses
Middletown High School
Posted at 5:33 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 19:24:11-05

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Starting Wednesday morning, the City of Middletown Health Department will administer the first doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine to about 500 Middletown City School District teachers and staff.

According to a release sent Monday, MCSD is the first school district in Ohio to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Planning with MCSD to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to all interested staff began immediately after Governor DeWine first announced plans to have schools back in-person by March 1, 2021,” said Middletown Health Commissioner Jackie Phillips Carter in the release. “This timeline allows the second dose of the vaccine to be administered prior to that start date.”

All vaccinations will start at Middletown High School, 601 N. Breiel Blvd., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Employees will arrive at their scheduled appointment time and enter through the main high school entrance. Each will receive their vaccine in the high school's Community Room and exit into the Wade E. Miller Arena for a 15-minute observation.

No students will be on campus during vaccine distribution.