Houston County teachers to have option to not take the COVID-19 vaccine

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HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Educators in Alabama will be in Phase 1-B to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Alabama Department of Health.

Houston County Schools Superintendent Brandy White said they are hoping to get it by February.

He thinks some won’t want to take the vaccine.

“I feel like we will have some people that don’t want to take the vaccine; that’s their choice,” White said. “I will be taking the vaccine, and I’m hoping that as many of educators as possible take the vaccine so we can reach a safe point as soon as possible.”

According to White, some are hesitant because of the possible side effects.

However, one teacher in Houston County Schools who is part of the high-risk category said he’s all for the vaccine.

“I’m currently on immunotherapy, so when I heard that the vaccine was coming out, of course, I’m on the bandwagon,” Virtual Facilitator Bill Lovrich said. “I’m gonna take it as soon as I can get it.”

Lovrich said he understands the concerns, but he believes taking the vaccine is not only good for the individual but also to protect others.

“I’m just one of those people that believes in thinking about others, and I’m gonna protect myself in order to protect others as well,” Lovrich said.

“It will not be mandatory it is the employee’s choice as to whether they take the vaccine or not,” White said.

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