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Texas providers to begin vaccinating school personnel, PSJA ISD an approved provider of COVID-19 Vaccine

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PHARR – Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD officials are excited to hear the news of school and child care personnel now being eligible to receive the vaccine. The district applauds the efforts made to provide this much needed vaccine to our hard working educators and campus personnel.

As a Texas Vaccine Provider, PSJA ISD has helped the Hidalgo County Health Department administer the COVID-19 vaccine to many fellow Texans in the Rio Grande Valley.

As of today, thanks to these efforts, nearly 6 million doses have been administered, and more than 2 million are now fully vaccinated, according to Texas Department of State Health Services.

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directed states to expand vaccine eligibility to include people who work in school and child care operations.

As stated in the attached federal directive, this includes:

“those who work in pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools, as well as Head Start and Early Head Start programs (including teachers, staff, and bus drivers) and those who work as or for licensed child care providers, including center-based and family care providers.”

“As more vaccines become available, PSJA ISD is willing and able to continue providing this much needed resource to our community as a Texas approved vaccine provider,” said PSJA Superintendent Dr. Jorge L. Arredondo. “We are thankful for today’s news that will help our brave teachers and staff continue their mission of educating our future leaders.”

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