DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan City Schools partnered with Southeast Health to get its staff vaccinated Friday.
The schools took the day off from the classroom to make sure everyone who wanted the opportunity to get vaccinated was able to.
“So we are extremely thankful for the folks here to be able to offer this opportunity to give our staff the security they need and protection of this severe virus,” said Dr. Dennis Coe, acting superintendent for Dothan City Schools.
“I would say as of today, we have approximately half of our staff who will be getting vaccinated today, overall as a district,” Coe added. “I have encountered a great deal of enthusiasm and thankfulness from our staff who are receiving the vaccine so I think it was genuinely received from them.”
The educators were not the only ones excited about them receiving the vaccine today.
Students from Troy University, Wallace College, and ACOM have been helping administer the shots at the Southeast Health drive-thru clinic.
“It feels really good honestly,” Troy Nursing Senior Katelyne Smith said. “I have a friend that works as a school teacher, and she was super excited to finally be able to get her vaccine. It just feels really good especially because school teachers are super high risk and it just feels so good just to give them that extra protection.”
Everyone who received a shot today was immediately scheduled for their second dose in three to four weeks.