UPDATE: 955 vaccinations given at the clinic described below!
(Mustang, Oklahoma – February 22, 2021) – This week was the first time that most teachers and school support staff in Oklahoma could be vaccinated for COVID-19. Mustang Public Schools, in partnership with PassportHealth-Oklahoma, have been planning for this and will host a large clinic for Mustang employees on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
The clinic, which will be held at The Mustang High School Event Center (801 S Snyder Dr, Mustang, OK 73064), will be from 8:00am to 6:00pm, and is not open to the public. “This clinic will serve any Mustang employees who sign up and those who received their first dose of vaccine at the initial Mustang clinic on January 30, 2021,” Superintendent Charles Bradley said. “We are excited to be able to partner with PassportHealth and to offer this to our Bronco Family.”
As widely reported, the recent winter weather impacted vaccination efforts throughout the entire nation and served to cast doubt on the Mustang clinic by creating some uncertainty about whether or not PassportHealth would be able to guarantee the doses. “Once we were told that the doses were confirmed, it was just a matter of executing the plan,” Bradley continued. “Our lead nurse, Tammy Kain, worked closely with Passport and spearheaded our efforts to make this happen. We had plan A, B, C, D, & Z in order to be prepared for any scenario from postponement or rescheduling to multiple future clinics based on doses received.” In the end, PassportHealth-OK received a full allotment of doses; enough to vaccinate all interested MPS employees during a single clinic to be held Wednesday. “I am just so appreciative of Tammy’s efforts on this, and she deserves the kudos for putting this together.”
At Mustang’s first clinic on January 31, 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. The process will be identical on Wednesday, but on a much larger scale.
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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