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Educators, school staff, youth development, and child care providers now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

by School's Out Washington |

Last week, President Biden announced a directive that all states prioritize vaccinations of teachers and childcare workers, with a goal of all school staff and childcare workers to get at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine by the end of March. In response, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington Department of Health have added K-12 staff and educators and childcare workers to Washington’s current vaccination phase, effective immediately.  

The following groups have been added to the current vaccination phase: 

Vaccines: How School, Youth Development, and Child Care providers/staff access vaccines?  

While school teachers and staff as well as child care and youth development providers (definition of youth development provider listed here on pg. 2), are now eligible for vaccination, the supply of vaccines—in Washington state and nationally—remains limited. And with more people eligible for vaccine, appointments will continue to be relatively scarce. Getting vaccinated will become easier as pharmacies and other vaccine providers receive more vaccine supply.  

The following are suggestions for school and childcare staff to access vaccination. Please read carefully. 

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