Atrium Health Lincoln recently hosted a vaccination event for educators in Lincoln County.
Nearly 2,000 people received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine during this two-day event on February 26 and 27 at Lincoln County Schools Central Office. Those people will be invited back on March 19 and 20 for their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The mass vaccination event was made possible through a continued partnership between Atrium Health Lincoln, Lincoln County Schools and the Lincoln County Health Department.
“I wanted to get the vaccine to protect my mom who is recovering from a stroke and to protect my own kids,” said Ashlee Sherrod a teacher in Lincoln County. “I feel like getting the vaccine is how I can contribute to society. I think it’s the right thing to do to protect our students in schools.”
Superintendent Dr. Aaron Allen said that he was extremely pleased with Atrium Health’s ability to mobilize this opportunity for our community of educational professionals and to help serve the school system.
“This is another great example of our continued deep partnership to work together for our community needs,” he said.
Davin Madden, public health director for Lincoln County also commended the partnership with Atrium Health.
“There has been a tremendous degree of anticipation for many seeking a vaccine and it’s a celebrated moment when the time arrives,” he said. “Hopefully, moving vaccines to teachers as quickly as possible allowed another step toward reclaiming our community connection. Although vaccine distribution has been an immense challenge to put it lightly here in North Carolina, the willingness for key partners to leverage their collective energy and efforts for such an important need only reaffirms the commitment and value our community holds.”