Tulsa Public Colleges employees shall be receiving COVID vaccines beginning this week – KRMG 102.3
TULSA, okla. – Tulsa Public School district officials say they are ready to receive COVID vaccines for employees.
During the Tulsa School Board meeting Monday night, members said more than 500 employees could get the shot in the next few days.
Jorge Robles, chief operations officer, said during the meeting that the district is working closely with the Tulsa Health Department and that recordings are scheduled to begin on Wednesday.
The first employees who would get the shot are those who fall within Phase 2 of the state vaccination plan, including teachers over 65, as well as school nurses and health workers.
Board member John Croisant said, “I think it’s huge that we’re starting vaccinations. The fact that we are starting out gives us the opportunity to see how it goes and to build on it. “
“On the other hand,” he added, “we’re looking at numbers that have nearly doubled in the parish since December. At the same time the cavalry is coming in, we haven’t all vaccinated, and they are likely now more at risk than ever before. “
The district says the rest of the TPS workers should start vaccinating in late January through early February.