Update: Teachers from Walton County Schools to receive choice of 2 different COVID-19 vaccinations beginning Tuesday


Walton County School System teachers and staff will now have a choice between two of the vaccines available for COVID-19.

“Late this afternoon we were notified by the Walton County Health Department that they were now able to offer both the Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines,” Callen Moore, public relations specialist for WCSD said. “As a result, we have given each staff member the opportunity to make a personal choice between the two vaccines.”

The J & J vaccine is administered in just one shot. The Moderna vaccine requires a second follow up shot. 

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Now that eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations has been opened up to Georgia’s teachers, Walton County School District will be administering on-compus shots of the Moderna vaccine, starting Tuesday.

“In partnership with the Walton County Health Department, all interested full-time and part-time Walton County School District employees will have an opportunity to receive the first dose of the Moderna vaccine on campus between March 9-19,” Callen Moore, public relations specialist for WCSD said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to provide those who are interested direct access to the COVID-19 vaccine.”

Gov. Brian Kemp announced that the eligibility has now been opened up to teachers and school staff, beginning today. In some instances, Georgia teachers also will be able to get the Johnson and Johnson single shots that begin arriving in Georgia today. Kemp has said teachers will be the first to receive the J & J shots.

Gwinnett County, which is the largest school district in the state with 25,000 staff members, is using the old Sears building at Gwinnett Place Mall to vaccinate its teachers, beginning today.

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