A weight off Jennifer Peeper’s shoulders.
The Summit Middle School 6th grade teacher is one of 500 SACS employees to receive the first dose.
And they’re overjoyed to be one step closer to keeping themselves and their students safe.
“I’m just five weeks from now we will be fully vaccinated, for anyone who has chosen to get it today. That will hopefully make sure that teachers can be in the buildings, students can be in the buildings longer. And we can continue with in-person as we have been,” Peepers said.
A year without a vaccine did not go without bumps in the road.
“We just didn’t have enough staff, we didn’t have enough substitutes to help. This allows us to bring people back. We have some substitutes, some bus drivers that are coming back now because they’re able to get the vaccine,” SACS Human Resources Director Luann Erickson said.
Lots of smiling faces all around Woodside Middle’s gymnasium.
Many are now able to sleep at night with ease knowing they or their loved ones are less likely to get infected.
They anticipate the second dose will be administered on April 1.