Hundreds of Cabell County Schools teachers and personnel receive their first dose of the vaccine

Published: Jan. 7, 2021 at 9:43 PM EST
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Hundreds of Cabell County School teachers and school personnel lined up Thursday to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I want protection from the virus, and it’s important to get our kids back in school. This is the first step to do it,” said Tammie Glover, who works in the board office.

While Glover had mixed feelings on receiving the vaccination, the “sense of normalcy” it could bring favored her decision.

“It’s worth it. It’s just a mild little bit of discomfort to help our country get back to where we need to be and get back to that normalcy that we all crave,” Glover said.

Ron Caviani, an orchestra teacher, says the first dose serves as “an end to an era.”

“As this filters through and everybody gets the vaccine, I hope that we can all calm down and get back to normal,” Caviani said. “We can go shopping, have lunch together, have meetings together that aren’t on a computer ... that we can have students face to face again.”

The Marshall School of Pharmacy administered vaccines to nearly 440 employees 50 years and older, according to school officials.

Caviani is eager to see all teachers have the opportunity to be vaccinated.

“I can’t wait for everybody -- all the teachers, to get shots. I can’t wait for everybody to get their shots,” he said.

School officials have not released guidance as to when teachers and personnel under the age of 50 will receive the vaccine.

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