AUGUSTA — The Department of Education commissioner spoke with state lawmakers about the creation of COVID-19 vaccine clinics for school staff and teachers.
The state will be partnering with more than 25 health care organizations to create dedicated COVID-19 vaccine clinics for teachers and school staff aged 60 and older from March 12-14.
“It would be like the TSA quick-check line. We’re all going to get on the same plane but this is going to be a streamlined opportunity where the 60 and older educators would be able to sign up for an appointment at a designated clinic,” said Department of Education Commissioner Perkin Makin.
Also, teachers, school staff and child care workers of any age will be able to go to Hannaford, Walgreens and Walmart pharmacies for vaccine shots.
“Those clinics are set up and there a few final details that we’re working on right now before releasing registration links and directions for accessing those clinics,” Makin said.
She said in total an estimated 36,400 school staff and 16,000 child care providers are newly eligible under this directive.