MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Employees of the Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose Monday.
It was a monumental day for Mobile County Public School systems as a large group of their employees were able to be vaccinated with their first dose. The system partnering with Mobile Infirmary today to do so. Five of the MCPSS school nurses helped distribute the vaccine including Sharon Bailey, she said “We need teachers, faculty, staff, we need people at work and we don’t want them to get sick and also this is help protecting the children that are coming to school. the students”
MCPSS is also partnering with USA Health. They are allowed MCPSS employees at their drive-thru clinic at the Civic Center this upcoming Saturday. Rena Phillips with the school says “Our goal is to get as many employees who want the vaccine vaccinated as quickly as we can, and we are thankful to Mobile Infirmary and USA Health for providing us with this opportunity. Our teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers and everyone else who supports our schools have been working very hard since the pandemic began last spring. It is great that the state of Alabama has recognized this and has made educators eligible for the vaccine as the dedicated, wonderful front-line workers that they are.”
This is an ongoing effort from MCPSS. Mobile Infirmary is setting aside 350 vaccinations per day for MCPSS employees this week and also next Monday and Tuesday.