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Dare County Schools announces COVID-19 vaccination clinics for staff

Dare County Schools Superintendent John Farrelly announced COVID-19 vaccination clinics for DCS staff.

“Due to the incredible advocacy and work of Dr. Sheila Davies and the Dare County Health and Human Services Department, I am very pleased to announce that Dare County Schools staff will have the opportunity to get the first of two (2) COVID-19 vaccine shots on Saturday, January 23 at a clinic at First Flight High School,” stated Farrelly in the Thursday afternoon announcement.

According to the superintendent, Vidant Hospital in Greenville is providing Dare County with 1,100 shots of the Pfizer vaccine. The January 23 clinic will be open to DCS staff as well as College of The Albemarle personnel and Dare County law enforcement officials.

The clinic will be held in the FFHS gym, rotunda and cafeteria areas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The second shot clinic will be held Saturday, February 13 at FFHS from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“There are currently no other clinic dates available. There is a vaccine priority process change being announced within the next 24 hours whereby adults who are 65 and older get moved up the priority list for vaccine availability,” stated Farrelly. “This will likely result in pushing out vaccine availability to educators later into the spring (this is fluid). Since Dr. Davies received clinic approval from the state prior to the new priority protocols being established, she can hold the January 23 and February 13 clinics.”

Anyone who is in quarantine or has been a laboratory-confirmed positive 14 days prior to either clinic date is not eligible to take the shot.

FFHS will be closed January 22, January 23, February 12 and February 13 – except child nutrition staff running the feeding program – in order to set up and run the clinics.

“I know that the next question in the community will focus on how this impacts the remote learning decision and the current March 18 timeline. I will confer with our leadership team and the Board of Education to discuss potential next steps,” stated Farrelly. “The Board will discuss this at their next scheduled meeting (February 9) or they could opt to call another special called meeting.

“In closing, I want to thank Dr. Davies, County Manager Bobby Outten, Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson, members of the Dare County Department of Health and Humans Services, and Vidant Hospitals (in Dare and Pitt Counties) for their leadership and support of DCS,” Farrelly concluded.

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