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Calcasieu Parish School Board partnering with local vaccine providers for teachers and school staff

By: - February 22, 2021 7:50 pm

The Calcasieu Parish School Board is partnering with local pharmacies and hospitals to get its local teachers, school staff and daycare staff vaccinated, the school board announced Monday.

According to a press release from the school board, “the district is currently partnered with the following providers to administer the vaccine:

  • Boudreaux’s New Drug Store
  • Prime Occupational Medicine
  • Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
  • Ochsner CHRISTUS Health Center – Lake Area”

“We are grateful for our community partners for joining us in this endeavor,” said Superintendent Karl Bruchhaus said in a statement. “As we’ve seen since the beginning of this pandemic, mitigating the spread of Coronavirus is truly a community effort. We are thankful that all of our faculty and staff are now eligible to receive the vaccine, and we’re pleased to be able to offer these opportunities to them quickly.”

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced last week that teachers and staff at K-12 schools and daycare facilities will be added to the list of people in Louisiana eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting this Monday.

“COVID-19 vaccinations are optional, not mandatory, for all CPSB employees,” according to the release.

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JC Canicosa
JC Canicosa

JC Canicosa is a former Louisiana Illuminator reporter. Prior to working with the Illuminator, Canicosa worked for Investigate-TV and The Loyola Maroon. Canicosa earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Loyola University New Orleans. At Loyola, he was the senior staff writer at The Maroon and the president of the school's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Off the clock, Canicosa enjoys playing basketball, watching movies and dabbling in comedy writing.