Ladue Schools held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Friday, March 19 to help ensure employees stay protected during the pandemic and to keep schools safe for students.
About 180 employees including teachers, support staff, and administrators received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.
“Throughout the pandemic we have focused on keeping our students and staff healthy, and this clinic represents a significant milestone for our district and doing what’s right for educators,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Wipke.
“Our teachers and staff have worked tirelessly for the past year to keep us moving forward, and I’m proud that we’re able to provide this convenient opportunity for them.”
The clinic was organized by Ladue Schools Lead Nurse Ann Body and her nursing staff; the district worked with The Medicine Shoppe to provide the vaccines and staffing for the half-day event.
“It was a team effort in making this idea a reality for teachers and staff, and it’s incredibly rewarding to know they now have some peace of mind for their own health so they can continue serving students,” said Body.
The district will provide an alternate vaccination date on April 2 for staff members who were unable to attend on Friday; those who received their first dose on March 19 will receive a second dose at the high school on April 16.