(Mustang, Oklahoma – February 1, 2021) – Saturday, January 30, 2021 was a big day for educators and educational staff 65 years of age and older and their family members 65+ who reside in their homes as Mustang Public Schools (MPS) partnered with Passport Health-Oklahoma and other Canadian County public schools to offer the first of its kind COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
MPS hosted the clinic, which was open to those individuals who met the State criteria for Phase II and were employed by Mustang, Yukon, Piedmont, or El Reno public schools, at the high school Event Center from 8:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday.
Volunteers, such as Mustang School Board member Todd Lovelace (pictured at the registration table), checked each person who entered the MHS Event Center and asked them a series of screening questions and verified their insurance and employment, before directing them to a holding hallway where they waited on spots marked off in six foot increments for an available nurse from Passport Health to administer the vaccination. After each person received their first dose of the Maderna vaccine, they were directed to a waiting area to be monitored for 15-30 minutes before leaving through a separate exit. “This was so well organized,” said one transportation employee from El Reno Public Schools. “Everyone is just so friendly and this has been such a blessing.”
“We are glad to be able to host this event, and help in the efforts to curb this global pandemic,” MPS Superintendent Charles Bradley said. “We thank passport health, the other school districts, and all of our volunteers for making this possible.” Mustang is planning additional clinics in the future once Oklahoma opens additional phases of eligibility for those wanting a vaccination. “We have additional clinics in the works,” Bradley continued, “it is just a matter of when others are eligible to receive a vaccine and then that vaccine being available.”
Pictured: MPS School Board Member Todd Lovelace volunteers at the clinic registration table.
About Mustang Public Schools
The Mustang Public School District covers over 72 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,500 certified and support employees. As one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.
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