School nurses to be first in line for COVID vaccine

Sheridan County students will return to classes next week. (Photo from Sheridan Media files)

According to information received by Sheridan County School District 2, school nurses will be among the first to be vaccinated when the new COVID-19 vaccine becomes available.

District 2 Superintendent Craig Doughery provided the information as part of an update to the district’s trustees at their meeting this month. He said no information has been provided on when the vaccine will become available, but school nurses will be in Group One.

Also unavailable at this time, Dougherty said, is a timeline for when students would be vaccinated. He said he doesn’t anticipate that happening until late next spring, or possibly not even then.

In his report to trustees, Dougherty said protocol for COVID testing of elementary students has been updated.

Dougherty said negative test results for students who have met those conditions will allow the students to return to school immediately. Dougherty said the change is, in fact, statewide.

In addition, he said, the Centers for Disease Control has also changed quarantine recommendations. He said quarantine for non-symptomatic individuals has been 14 days, but the new guidelines call for a 10-day quarantine of those who haven’t had a COVID test and seven days if the test is negative.

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Paul Huson
5 months ago

I plan on waiting to see the long term effects of the vaccine before getting it. With past success rates for vaccines, I don’t trust everything that I am told about it.

Cindy Livingston
4 months ago

There is no timeline for student vaccination because there is no vaccine that is recommended for children under the age of 16 (Pfizer) or 18 ( Moderna) that has been approved for emergency use.