U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

03/07/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/07/2021 16:18

COVID-19 Vaccines for Teachers, School Staff, and Childcare Workers

On March 2nd, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a directive that all states immediately make eligible teachers, school staff, and childcare workers for COVID-19 vaccination across all vaccination providers.

Additionally, pharmacy locations that are part of CDC's Federal Retail Pharmacy Program are now giving priority to school staff and child care workers for COVID-19 vaccination during the month of March. In addition to existing state and local COVID-19 vaccination sites, teachers and staff in pre-Kindergarten to grade 12 (pre-K-12 schools) and childcare workers will be able to sign up for an appointment at more than 9,000 participating pharmacy locations nationwide.

Who can get vaccinated?

  • Teachers and staff in
    • Pre K-12 schools
    • Childcare centers
    • Head Start and Early Head Start programs
  • Licensed childcare providers, including center-based and family care providers
  • Classroom aides
  • Bus drivers
  • Janitors
  • Counselors
  • Administration staff
  • Cafeteria workers
  • Substitute teachers