More than 2 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given in North Carolina. On Wednesday, 240,000 more people in the state will become eligible to roll up their sleeves.
The state will officially move into group 3, starting with educators and school staff, regardless of their age.
“I’m super excited about that,” Courtney McNair, a high school teacher, said. “Our kids came back into the classroom on Monday so any other amount of extra protection that we can have against this crazy virus, it’s a good feeling.”
Several local school districts have plans to vaccinate staff immediately. Gaston, Iredell-Statesville and Watauga County schools all have clinics planned for Wednesday and many other districts are holding events later this week and throughout the weekend.
“Where’s the support from the district saying yes we want you to be vaccinated because we want you to be back in the classroom and that’s been pretty nonexistent and the teachers that I work with that I’ve spoken to have been pretty frustrated about that,” McNair said. #WakeUpCLT #COVID19 #Vaccine
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