CISD Health Services COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Dear CISD Employees,
On December 17, 2020, the Texas Department of State Health Services detailed the COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Guiding Principles for Texas.
The information for Phase 1A, with the first and second tier explicitly laying out the eligible individuals in order was released. As part of the first phase, we have partnered with the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department (DCHHS) to provide opportunities for our Nurses and School Resource Officers and School Resource Deputies to receive the vaccination.
Individuals that are age 65 or older and individuals that are age 16 or older and have at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at an increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19 are able to register for a vaccination as available from the health department in the area in which you reside. Additionally, you can speak with your primary health care provider or pharmacist for your vaccine options.
Dallas County residents can register for the vaccine with the Dallas County Health Department using this link www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccination.php.
The vaccine is one method to protect yourself and others from getting COVID-19. Until this method is available, the CDC recommends that you continue to use multiple methods of protection, such as washing your hands frequently for 20-seconds or longer, wearing a face mask when out in public or around people you do not live with, and practicing social distancing by remaining 6-feet or farther from individuals with whom you do not live.
At this point, Dallas County has confirmed that teachers are not eligible because of their teaching position alone in the current available vaccine tiers. We will continue to partner with the Dallas County Health Department and create a plan to assist with vaccinations of our staff, once we are informed of the additional phases by the Texas State Health Services Department.
Our health services staff and the department of student and staff services staff are available to assist you with any additional questions you may have.
Director of Student and Staff Services