SHELBY CO., Tenn. (WMC) - In Tennessee, teachers fall under phase 1b of the vaccination plan, behind frontline health care workers, first responders and Mid-Southerners older than 75.
In some counties like Tipton, teachers have already started getting vaccinated, but what about in Shelby County?
”As of right now we have not heard anything from the Shelby County Health Department,” said Bo Griffin, Millington Municipal Schools Superintendent.
Neither have Collierville, Arlington and Lakeland school districts. Online it shows Shelby County is still under phase 1a1.
And, we have yet to hear from the Tennessee Department of Health and the Department of Education about what’s been discussed with school districts. Until districts get more details on the vaccine distribution they say they will hold off on making any changes to their learning plans.
”I am excited to hear that they reorganized the priority list and they put educators up, you know moved them up,” said Griffin.
Over in Mississippi, the state is currently in phase 1a, teachers fall under phase 1b.1, the next phase.
While the state department of health projects that phase will begin getting vaccinated in mid-January Governor Tate Reeves said Monday vaccine rollout has been slow.
The DeSoto County School District says they have not received guidance from the Mississippi Department of Health about vaccinations and also says they will not be making any changes.