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Medina school districts cancelling classes on February 4 to vaccinate educators

The county made the announcement in a press release on Wednesday.

MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a story published on January 25, 2021. 

As school districts around the state prepare to vaccinate educators in a push to get Ohio's students safely back into the classroom, Medina County announced on Wednesday that it has canceled classes on February 4, to vaccinate school-workers. 

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Earlier this month, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that- along with the elderly and certain citizens with compromised immune systems-  Ohioans who work in schools would be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning on February 4. 

According to a press release from the Educational Service Center of Medina County (ESCMC), several school districts across Medina county have been selected to receive the first dose of the vaccine on February 4, as part of Phase 1B of the coronavirus vaccine rollout. 

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The educators will receive the vaccine through a partnership with Discount Drug Mart, and the pharmacy will offer two sites, Medina City Schools and Brunswick City Schools, for distribution of the first dose. 

ESCMC says it hopes to vaccinate all educators within the eligible districts in a single day. 

Editor's note: the video in the player below is from a story published on January 16, 2021.

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