COVID-19 vaccinations begin for Oklahoma teachers and staff

TULSA, Okla. — Monday, Feb. 22 is the first day Oklahoma teachers and staff are eligible to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

A news conference in Norman will kick off teacher vaccinations roll-outs for teachers in grades Pre-K through 12th.

State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year and some of the 2021 Teacher of the Year finalists will get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Oklahomans with specific health issues that put them more at risk of a severe reaction to COVID-19 are also eligible.

This includes people with asthma, cancers, cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and more.

Focusing on teachers, the Bartlesville School District says they’re switching to distance learning Monday, so more than 300 teachers and staff can get their first dose.

They will be going to the Washington Park Mall between 9 a.m. and noon. The BPS superintendent said they found out the great news last minute, just before the weekend.

Broken Arrow announced over the weekend, they will be switching to distance learning on Thursday and Friday, so many of their teachers and staff can get the vaccine.

In a statement on their Facebook page, they said the following:

Update on staff vaccinations, distance learning for next Thursday and Friday ____ Broken Arrow Public Schools will...

Posted by Broken Arrow Public Schools on Saturday, February 20, 2021

Meanwhile, other districts, such as Bixby, Union and Tulsa Public Schools, are still waiting to hear when their staff and teachers can get their doses.