Guntersville City Schools host COVID vaccine clinic for students

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 6:51 PM CDT
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GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - In a few weeks, students will head back into the classroom.

Before that happens, school officials are working hard to get them vaccinated. That’s why there was a vaccine clinic on Thursday in Guntersville.

At Guntersville Middle School, around 20 students and staff received the Pfizer vaccine in an effort to help reduce the spread.

Guntersville Superintendent Jason Barnett said keeping students in school this year is a top priority. As a solution, he scheduled this covid vaccine clinic for students 12 and older.

Alyssa Brown is a junior at Guntersville High School. She tested positive for COVID in January, which is why she decided to get vaccinated.

“I was pretty sick, and it was the sickest I’ve ever been in my life, and I do not want to go through that again. So that’s one of the reasons because I want to protect myself, and then I want to protect my family because I have more older people who are susceptible to getting the virus, and I wouldn’t want to bring it home to them,” said Brown.

Students will receive their second dose at school in three weeks.

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