SCSD No. 1 Reports Vaccination Numbers After First Week

SCSD No. 1 Reports Vaccination Numbers After First Week

The first report from the free SCSD No. 1 vaccine clinic shows that more than 330 students received a shot last Friday.

ROCK SPRINGS — Sweetwater County School District No. 1 reports that about 330 COVID-19 vaccines were administered at the site established with the Sweetwater Public Health Office last week.

Superintendent Kelly McGovern told the Board of Trustees last night that the vaccination clinics were set up for students and families wishing to get shots following the FDA approval of vaccinations for 5 to 11-year-olds.

McGovern said Public Health administered 155 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to students between 5 and 11 years old districtwide last Friday. There were 108 doses given to students 12 and older, she added.

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The total count included first, second and booster shots among the student body. The Moderna vaccine was given to 78 students for a total of 331 vaccinations across the district.

“We’re going to keep that partnership going with our local public health office,” McGovern said. “We have a total of 306 students that have been confirmed positive within the district since the start of the school year.”

That number makes up roughly 5.9 percent of the entire SCSD No. 1 student body. McGovern also said the “stay-at-home” orders have increased over the last couple of weeks. There has been a total of 385 (7.4 percent) of these orders given since the start of the school year.

Board chairwoman Carol Jelaco said the board has discussed getting reports on a bi-weekly pattern rather than every week since the statistics have remained steady over roughly the last month.