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Teachers will start getting their COVID shots this week. How do you schedule your appointment?



TOPEKA, Kan. – Teachers in Shawnee County are getting their shots of a COVID-19 vaccine this week with hopes to give a first dose to all teachers by spring break. The vaccinations of teachers coincides with a federal allocation that will bring 1,400 weekly doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to pharmacies.

“We were always planning to get started with vaccinating that population at the same time as 65 and up,” said Shawnee County health officer Erin Locke on The Topeka Capital-Journal’s podcast. “Once we learned that we would have a greater allocation of federal into the county, we were able to increase the amount we were giving to K-12.”