COVID Vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccines Scheduled For Perkins Schools Staff
Posted on 02/18/2021
School teachers and staff from all school districts in Erie County will be offered the first
dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Saturday, February 27, and Sunday, February 28.

The vaccines will be administered at a clinic hosted by the Erie County Department of Health, and the more 1,600 school district
employees will be scheduled in waves to receive the vaccine throughout the two days.

After receiving their vaccines, the school employees will then be given an appointment card for their second doses. The second doses are scheduled to be administered on Saturday, March 20, and Sunday, March 21.

Due to reports of short, but severe illness among people who receive the second doses and a concern of staffing shortages on Monday, March 22, the superintendents of all Erie County schools have agreed to schedule a calamity day for that day. All in-person and remote classes for Monday, March 22, will be canceled and the schools closed.

The decision to schedule the calamity day was made after the superintendents of school districts met on Wednesday with Mr. Pete Schade, health commissioner for the Erie County Health Department.