The Latest on Vaccines for Employees
In case you missed it, the following is the latest update regarding vaccines for MCPS employees. This message was emailed to staff on Friday, Feb. 5.
Dear MCPS Staff:
MCPS continues to work with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to coordinate and prioritize vaccination opportunities for all MCPS staff. The initial 4,500 vaccinations offered to MCPS by Johns Hopkins Medicine were prioritized for staff in the first phase of the reopening plan. We will continue to sequence staff for these vaccination opportunities to match the phases of the return-to-school opening plan.
Currently, DHHS is continuing its vaccination administration for Phase 1B (Tier 1), which prioritizes county residents who are 75 years or older. Because the demand for vaccinations far exceeds the currently available supply, DHHS estimates that vaccines will not be available for MCPS staff for up to five weeks. As the county’s efforts to increase the availability of vaccine doses ramps up, we will share updated scheduling information. Please note that MCPS staff may choose to be vaccinated using a different provider, process, or location than what MCPS is coordinating with DHHS, Johns Hopkins Medicine, or others. However, MCPS will not manage private arrangements scheduled by staff. MCPS is committed to ensuring all staff have the opportunity to be vaccinated as supply becomes available.
Thank you for your patience as we work to complete this enormous logistical and important undertaking. Please direct all vaccination questions to ERSC@mcpsmd.org.