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SHEBOYGAN — Educators are one of the groups at the top of the list for the next COVID-19 vaccination phase, and the first appointments have been made in the Sheboygan Area School District.

On Jan. 28, the Sheboygan County Division of Public Health identified the groups eligible for Phase 1B, set to begin tentatively on March 1.

At Tuesday night's board meeting, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for SASD Andrea Holschbach provided the update that many staff members were able to reserve their first appointment.

She reported that on Monday evening, Prevea Health opened up its registration for the next round of vaccines for educators.

"I did talk to Prevea again today because they went so quickly, those appointments got banned up—they opened up about 5:30 and by 7 there were no more appointments left. They will be opening up spots every Monday at 5:30 p.m. is what they're anticipating," Holschbach reported to the board in Tuesday's meeting. "We also have heard that the county is coordinating and educator vaccine clinic March 5 and 6, but we don't have any information about where, times or how appointments would be set up for that.

"I do believe that Prevea has about 600 that they did last evening, so if they can keep doing that every week for the next several weeks, Aurora ends up being whatever it can do and we're doing between 50 to 60 per week at the in-house clinic, prioritizing special education staff, my goal would be for everyone to have their first dose in prior to spring break, and I do really think that that's realistic," she added.

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