McCracken Educators Get COVID Vaccine
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - As part of the effort to immunize local educators against the novel coronavirus, employees of McCracken County Schools received vaccines on Friday.

The school district said 650 employees got their first dose of the vaccine, which was not mandatory. This means over 60 percent of district staff have been vaccinated. They include teachers, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, volunteers, administrators, and school board members.

Employees from Baptist Health Paducah assisted school nurses at clinics set up inside McCracken County High School and Reidland Middle School.

Everyone who gets the first dose will have to return in 28 days for the second round of shots.

 Many teachers and employees took to social media to show their #StickItToCOVID t-shirts or their vaccination record.  

One nurse at the clinic, APRN Felicia Cooper, was able to vaccinate her husband, Heath Elementary School Principal Laine Cooper. 

Earlier this month, Purchase District Health Department Director Kent Koster said staff at McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton County schools would be vaccinated by Friday. Employees at Paducah Independent Schools, Community Christian Academy and St. Mary will be vaccinated in the coming week.

Published 03:46 PM, Saturday Jan. 23, 2021
Updated 01:08 PM, Sunday Jan. 24, 2021



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