Breaking down how many teachers and staff eligible to be vaccinated are getting the shot


Breaking down how many teachers and staff eligible to be vaccinated are getting the shot

More Ohio students are heading back to class in-person and more teachers are getting vaccinated as part of phase 1-b of the state’s vaccine rollout.Gov. Mike DeWine’s vaccination schedule for teacher and school staff, released last week, anticipates that all teachers who want to be vaccinated will receive their first dose of vaccine by March 1, the same day the governor wants every school district in the state learning in-person or in a hybrid model. If you are wondering how many of the teachers and staff eligible for the vaccine are accepting the offer, WLWT found some answers.Leaders in Butler County tell us across the whole county, between 65 and 70% of school employees have signed up to be vaccinated.Here are the answers we received so far for specific districts. Middletown City Schools, the first district in the state to begin vaccinating staff, told WLWT between 55 to 60% of teachers and staff received their first dose last week.Mason City Schools said approximately 89% of staff has registered to get vaccine.Lakota Local Schools says 90% of its staff has indicated they want the vaccine.Survey results released last week in a school board committee meeting show at least 80% of Cincinnati public schools staff want to be vaccinated. The district started vaccinating teachers last week but said preliminary data is not available yet.Between 70-74% of the Fairfield City Schools district has indicated they want the vaccine.North College Hill City Schools tells us 85% of staff has indicated they want the vaccine.Northwest Local School district says 78% of its staff has indicated they want the vaccine.Mount Healthy City School district says 70% of staff has indicated they want the vaccine.”At the end of the day we feel grateful just to be prioritized as K-12 staff, to be able to get the opportunity to get the vaccine,” said Mason City Schools superintendent Jonathan Cooper. “So that’s why I think we have such a high rate of almost 90% of our staff signing up.”Every district that responded to WLWT Monday plans to vaccinate at least 55% of its staff. Fairfield City Schools plans to use its high school campus for vaccinations Friday and is making the site available for the Monroe school district as well.”So excited that we are actually here and thankful that we have the opportunity to get the vaccine for our staff,” said Fairfield City Schools superintendent Billy Smith. “There were times where we felt like it wasn’t going to happen, even though we were continuing to hear that it was going to happen. There were a lot of questions.”

More Ohio students are heading back to class in-person and more teachers are getting vaccinated as part of phase 1-b of the state’s vaccine rollout.

Gov. Mike DeWine’s vaccination schedule for teacher and school staff, released last week, anticipates that all teachers who want to be vaccinated will receive their first dose of vaccine by March 1, the same day the governor wants every school district in the state learning in-person or in a hybrid model.

If you are wondering how many of the teachers and staff eligible for the vaccine are accepting the offer, WLWT found some answers.

Leaders in Butler County tell us across the whole county, between 65 and 70% of school employees have signed up to be vaccinated.

Here are the answers we received so far for specific districts.

  • Middletown City Schools, the first district in the state to begin vaccinating staff, told WLWT between 55 to 60% of teachers and staff received their first dose last week.
  • Mason City Schools said approximately 89% of staff has registered to get vaccine.
  • Lakota Local Schools says 90% of its staff has indicated they want the vaccine.
  • Survey results released last week in a school board committee meeting show at least 80% of Cincinnati public schools staff want to be vaccinated. The district started vaccinating teachers last week but said preliminary data is not available yet.
  • Between 70-74% of the Fairfield City Schools district has indicated they want the vaccine.
  • North College Hill City Schools tells us 85% of staff has indicated they want the vaccine.
  • Northwest Local School district says 78% of its staff has indicated they want the vaccine.
  • Mount Healthy City School district says 70% of staff has indicated they want the vaccine.

“At the end of the day we feel grateful just to be prioritized as K-12 staff, to be able to get the opportunity to get the vaccine,” said Mason City Schools superintendent Jonathan Cooper. “So that’s why I think we have such a high rate of almost 90% of our staff signing up.”

Every district that responded to WLWT Monday plans to vaccinate at least 55% of its staff.

Fairfield City Schools plans to use its high school campus for vaccinations Friday and is making the site available for the Monroe school district as well.

“So excited that we are actually here and thankful that we have the opportunity to get the vaccine for our staff,” said Fairfield City Schools superintendent Billy Smith. “There were times where we felt like it wasn’t going to happen, even though we were continuing to hear that it was going to happen. There were a lot of questions.”


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