(Beaver Dam) Educators in the Beaver Dam School District began receiving their COVID vaccinations Wednesday because of a partnership with Dodge County Public Health and Marshfield Medical Center-Beaver Dam. Public Health Officer Abby Sauer says the plan was to vaccinate Beaver Dam teachers as soon as they were eligible and adequate vaccine was available.
Vaccination doses allocated by the state of Wisconsin were used and officials say that will not affect the hospitals ongoing community vaccination schedule. Standard allocations received through the Marshfield Clinic Health System will continue to go to those previously eligible, including people aged 65 and older.
Beaver Dam School Superintendent Mark DiStefano says the ability to vaccinate staff is a step forward for the entire community.
“I’m heartened by the way the community continues to pull together to care for each other,” said Angelia Foster, MMC-BD Chief Administrative Officer. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for so many and in so many ways, but the partnerships that have been strengthened over the past year will only serve to make us stronger in the years to come. I’m thrilled the Beaver Dam Unified School District teachers are able to experience the hope that comes with the COVID-19 vaccine and that we’re able to play a small part in that.”
Other Dodge County educators will be vaccinated by local public health agencies or partnerships with other health agency vaccinators.
Those eligible to receive the vaccine and interested in being placed on the waiting list can visit www.bdch.com/covid-vaccine or call 1-855-908-5029 and leave a message for a return call.