Butts County Schools Holds Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic for Employees

Posted by Butts County School System on 3/26/2021

Dr Simpson receiving the COVID vaccine Approximately 200 school employees received their Covid-19 vaccine on Friday, March 26 at a clinic  hosted at Henderson Middle School. The school system partnered with the Butts County Health Department and the Butts County Fire Department to administer the vaccines.

“We were encouraged by the news that educators and school system employees were included in the  current phase of vaccine and immediately reached out to our local health department and officials to  plan a partnership to provide access to those vaccines as quickly as possible to any of our staff who  wanted to participate.” said Dr. Todd Simpson, Superintendent. “We encouraged our employees to  consider the vaccine as yet another way to protect themselves, our students, and our working  environment.”

Krystal Whitten, Lead Nurse at the Butts County Health Department and Chief Mike Wilson of the Butts County Fire Department provided oversight and guidance for the clinic. Butts County School System  school nurses administered the vaccines.

“We are so thankful for the support of our local health officials. We see this clinic as another proactive  measure to minimize the risks of Covid-19 for our students, employees, and our community.” said Dr.  Todd Simpson