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Public Health reschedules Day 1 of school vaccine clinics

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MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- Plans to begin vaccinating students in Dane County's 180 public and private schools will be delayed by at least one day.

Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District public relations specialist Michelle Larson told 27 News that the district's two campuses scheduled for Monday, October 19, will be postponed until late November. The school district had planned to inoculate students at Northside Elementary and Glacier Creek Middle School on Monday.

In Marshall, 1,200 or so students were also scheduled to be offered vaccines on Monday.  School Superintendent Barbara Sramek says the county health department canceled the clinic due to lack of supply.

"We were looking forward to holding the clinic," said Sramek, who says teachers and school staff had been working to educate students for some time about good hygiene practices. "Earlier would have been better."

Sramek says she's been told the rescheduled clinic may not happen until November or December in Marshall.

Marshall and Middleton-Cross Plains schools will be moved to the back of the line.

Larson says Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) notified the district that all of Monday's clinics will now be moved to the end of the schedule, which would put them near the end of November.

PHMDC's Jeffrey Golden confirmed that the delay is taking place, but that more information may have to wait for a planned news conference Friday.

Larson did say the delay was because the vaccines would not be ready by Monday, but that Tuesday's scheduled clinics are going on as planned, for now. In fact, Larson says her district has other clinics planned for Wednesday.

80,000 students in Dane County are eligible for the free vaccine under the county's program.  The vaccine is provided by the state.

Click here for a link to the original schedule. Again, the Monday dates are incorrect.

Email Dan Cassuto at dcassuto@wkowtv.com

 

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