(Mustang, Oklahoma – April 22, 2021) – On Thursday, April 22, 2021, Mustang Public School partnered with Total Wellness-Oklahoma to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for individuals age sixteen or above with or without comorbidities using the approved Pfizer vaccine. The District was also able to expand the scope of the clinic to staff members who had not yet been vaccinated, their family members, and to those who might be in need of a second Pfizer dose )post 21 days from their initial Pfizer dose).
Volunteers checked each person who entered the MHS Event Center and asked them a series of screening questions and verified their insurance, before directing them to a holding hallway where they waited on spots marked off in six foot increments for an available nurse to administer the vaccination. After each person received their shot, they were directed to a waiting area to be monitored for 15-30 minutes before leaving through a separate exit.
Mustang High School senior Hyrum Lawson said that “I had COVID previously and I know a few people who have gotten it again [after having it the first time], but what made [getting the vaccine] an easy decision [for me] was that I’m going to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as early as July 3 and in order to be eligible to serve outside of the U.S., I would need to be fully vaccinated.”
“We are, again, glad to be able to host this event, and help in the efforts to curb this global pandemic,” MPS Superintendent Charles Bradley said. “We expect to vaccinate about 150 or by the end of the day, and we’re proud of students such as Hyrum for making a responsible and informed decision and we are thankful to Total Wellness for partnering with us on this.”
The second dose clinic is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2021 at the MHS Event Center.
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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