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Palermo teachers receive Covid-19 vaccine

Just last week, teachers and staff in the Palermo Union School District were notified that they can now get the COVID-19 vaccine. Today, several teachers were finally able to receive it.

Posted: Jan 14, 2021 10:04 PM
Updated: Jan 15, 2021 10:12 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - The Oroville Sports Club hosted a vaccine clinic Thursday.

Action News Now spoke to several teachers who got the shot about how this will help get students back on campus.

Teachers at Palermo show off their band-aids after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine (1/14/2021)

"I feel great and excited,” Chelsea Smith, a 4th-grade teacher at Golden Hill Elementary School exclaimed. “We all wore our matching team shirts today to show our solidarity for our vaccine. I got my band-aid right here of my shot. It's kind of a fun day to celebrate and be excited and hopeful for the future."

Smith has been waiting to get vaccinated.

"When I got back, I had the bragging rights to show my students that I was brave enough to get the vaccine,” she explained. “So really, not nearly as bad as I thought. It was a quick shot, even for a needle-phobic person, it was cake pretty much."

Just last week, teachers and staff at the Palermo Union School District learned they were eligible for the vaccination.

"It was such a big surprise this week to even have the chance to get the vaccine. Now, it's like a whole new light shined on the school of us getting closer and closer to getting back to normal,” Smith continued.

Teachers will have three more days between now and the end of the month to get vaccinated.

Action News Now spoke with the Palermo Union School District superintendent, Kathleen Andoe-Nolind, about this next step for the district.

Andoe-Nolind said, "I think what it means for our district is that staff who choose to be vaccinated will have a greater comfort level when they come into the classroom that it's one more layer of protection added to the things that we are already doing."

Smith agreed, saying, "The safer we can be, the more likely we can get things back to normal again. So, we all glommed on to the first day to get our vaccine done and start seeing those kids again and make them really feel like things are the way they are supposed to be."

Superintendent Kathleen Andoe-Nolind mentioned that the last day for teachers and staff to schedule an appointment to get the vaccine is on January 28th.

Click here to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine in your area.

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