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Wadsworth teachers receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine


Angel Kusmits shows off her Drug Mart band aid after getting the Covid-19 vaccine at Medina High School on February 4. Photo Courtesy of Angel Kusmits

Approximately 3500 school staff members across Medina County were vaccinated on Thursday, February 4. Staff members went to Medina High School to receive the Coronavirus vaccine from Drug Mart pharmacists throughout the day. 

All of Medina County’s school employees were offered the vaccine and were given a chance to sign up for three minute slots throughout the day. Due to the extensive amount of interest expressed by the staff, they were advised not to come in more than five minutes prior to their scheduled appointment.

Multiple teachers from Wadsworth High School expressed how easy the process was to get their vaccine. AJ Hanna, a Wadsworth High math teacher, received his vaccine within 8 minutes of arriving at the facility.

Dean Bivens remains sitting after receiving his first dose of the vaccine. He had to wait 15 minutes before leaving to make sure he did not have a reaction. 
Photo courtesy of Kristin MacDowell

“I’m willing to get the vaccine because it will allow me to stay healthy for my family and my students,” said Angel Kusmits, a science teacher at Wadsworth High School.

Along with Kusmits, Brianne Pernod, an English teacher at Wadsworth, stated that she wanted to receive this vaccine in order to protect those around her.

“If you can make a small sacrifice for the greater good, I think that’s what being a quality human being is all about,” said Pernod.

Dr. Andrew Hill, Wadworth’s Superintendent, has promised to inform the community when and where the second dose of the vaccine will be administered as soon as the information is available.

Brianne Pernod waits in her car after receiving her vaccine. She drove to Medina High School after signing up for a slot to receive the shot on Thursday. 
Photo courtesy of Brianne Pernod

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Wadsworth teachers receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine