Baldwin County School District hosts back to school vaccination event

The Baldwin County School District hosted a vaccination event Friday in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — The Baldwin County School District hosted a vaccination event Friday in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The school district partnered with Atrium Health Navicent to bring the Pfizer vaccine to parents and children during open house.

Superintendent Dr. Noris Price says the district has been monitoring COVID-19 cases and their efforts have been working.

“I have been doing call outs to our staff and our families and providing them with the science behind the vaccine and how it can help them,” she said.

VaTyra James, a rising Oak Hill Middle School eighth grader, says she decided to get the vaccine because she’s looking forward to being back in the classroom.

“Honestly, when we headed out of school, I thought we were going to come back in two weeks or so, but we never really came back, and I just really missed everybody,” she said.

Atrium Health Navicent vaccinated 61 people at the Baldwin High School open house this week and 44 others at Wilkinson County High School.

Karen King, a kitchen employee at Baldwin High School, says she was hesitant to get the vaccine at first but encourages others to do their part to get the vaccine as well.

“You can save somebody else’s life too by taking the vaccination,” she said. “And don’t be afraid to do it.”

Dr. Price says the district will not require its students to wear masks but will continue to monitor cases and make a change if needed.

Atrium Health Navicent will be back to administer the second dose on August 20.

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