Victoria I.S.D. looking to get COVID-19 vaccinations to staff this month

Teachers and staff can receive the Covid-19 vaccine under Phase 1B

VICTORIA, Texas – The Victoria Public Health Department has reserved two days in March to allow teachers, staff and childcare workers to receive the Moderna first dose COVID-19 vaccine. After a year of waiting, the V.I.S.D. staff will finally be able to take the next step to being fully vaccinated.  

“We are eager and prepared to get our education and child care community vaccinated and protected against COVID-19,” said David Gonzales, Victoria County Health Director.  

According to Phase 1B, Texas will prioritize vaccines for people 65 years and older and people 16 years and older with underlying health problems. Along with educators and school staff members to ensure a safe work/learning environment.  

Teachers have experienced a difficult year having to adjust to online teaching due to the COVID-19 outbreak and rightly deserved to be next in line to voluntarily receive the COVID-19 vaccine with hopes of returning to a safe working environment in the incoming months. 

“We are beyond excited to be able to announce this great news for our staff,” said Superintendent Quintin Shepherd. “Our teachers have given a super-human effort over this past year through the pandemic and we are so happy to finally bring safety to them moving forward. We are also tremendously grateful to the health department for helping prioritize our V.I.S.D. staff.”