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Ohio Prioritizes Teachers In COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is given to an Ohio State employee on Dec. 14, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (Jay LaPrete/AP)
A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is given to an Ohio State employee on Dec. 14, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (Jay LaPrete/AP)

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has placed educators early in the vaccine rollout priority list as the first doses go into teachers’ arms this week. In Medina County, the school system has partnered with a discount drug store chain to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to 3,500 education staff members in one day.

Host Peter O’Dowd speaks with Superintendent Robert Hlasko about the partnership and struggles of re-opening schools.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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