Indiana teachers can get vaccine through federal program

UPDATE (March 4, 2021):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – School teachers in Indiana are not on the state’s coronavirus vaccine eligibility list, but that doesn’t mean teachers are out of luck.

The state Department of Health yesterday said teachers can get the vaccine through the federal government. That usually means going to a pharmacy or other healthcare provider.

Keith Gambill, the head of Indiana’s largest teachers union, continues to say teachers need to be vaccinated before all kids can return to in-person classes full time.

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ORIGINAL STORY (March 3, 2021):

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Teachers are still not on the vaccine priority list in Indiana.

However, on Tuesday, President Biden called on all states to move teachers to the front of the line.

Indiana’s largest teachers union is hopeful because of President Biden’s announcement.
Indiana State Teachers Association President Keith Gambill said they’ve been pushing to get teachers to the front of the line for months.

President Biden said vaccinating teachers will help get schools across the country back open for in-person classes.

Gambill says while he is hopeful, he’s not sure how Indiana is going to get teachers their shots by the end of the month.

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