Pittsburgh area school district offered COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible staffers

PITTSBURGH — The demand for the COVID-19 vaccination is growing each day.

The Chartiers Valley School District is working to expedite the process by offering the shot to eligible staffers.

Channel 11 was there as Chartiers Valley High School transformed into a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

Faculty and staff who fall into the Phase 1A group were welcomed to roll up their sleeves for the coveted shot. To fall into that category, you must be 65 or older and/or have preexisting health conditions.

There were 120 vaccines available in the school district.

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“I said to my husband I feel like Anna from Frozen except for instead of coronation day it’s vaccination day and I’ve never been that excited for a shot in my whole entire life,” said Dina Roberts, a 7th grade math teacher.

The district says it’s thrilled to have this opportunity, and district officials thanked Value Drug Pharmacy who arranged this and who in turn reached out to Primary Care Pharmacy to make sure they had enough vaccines.

“As we know with the vaccines right now, such a shortage that’s going on to be able to do this for our employees especially our ones who are at high risk it’s just really exciting for me. It’s been a long year and I’m excited to get these people some normalcy,” said Michelle Opferman, a certified school nurse at Chartiers Valley.

School officials hope to have enough vaccines for any employee who wants one in the next couple of months.