By Emily Saul
February 8, 2021
Millions of people in the United States are now either fully vaccinated or have received their first dose of the vaccine. A small number of those millions is the teachers at Norwood.
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, all Norwood teachers had the opportunity to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The event took place in the middle school auditorium, where teachers, along with other Norwood staff, came in throughout the day to receive the vaccine. Afterwards, everyone had to stay for 15 minutes to make sure there weren’t any sudden reactions.
Wednesdays are virtual school days at Norwood, which meant some students had a couple of classes cancelled while their teachers were receiving their vaccine. Most teachers showed up to school the next day, a few who had some harsher side effects having missed. Teachers who were at school, however, had said they didn’t feel any strong aftereffects from the shot other than a sore arm and slight fatigue.
The vaccine was not mandatory. However, there is hope that after the second dose is given we may return back to school full-time, so there weren’t many teachers who decided to not get it.
The date set for teachers to receive their second shot is March 10, which means there is a possibility the school district could be coming back full time after spring break.