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'I'm so grateful': 1,000 Brownsville educators receive COVID-19 vaccine

1 month 1 week 6 days ago Saturday, March 06 2021 Mar 6, 2021 March 06, 2021 6:19 PM March 06, 2021 in News - Local
By: John Paul Barajas

Health officials on Wednesday announced that Texas teachers and child care workers were now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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On Saturday 1,000 Brownsville Independent School District educators were able to secure a shot.

"I'm so grateful and I'm really happy," Liz Olvera, a B.I.S.D. dance teacher and clinic volunteer said. "It did not hurt at all. I feel good right now."

That sentiment was shared by all 1,000 B.I.S.D. employees who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

"As a teacher, it's really hard to see the students behind the computer," Olvera said. "I want to see them back in the classroom, physically."  

B.I.S.D. Superintendent Rene Gutierrez said the clinic is a big step in making in-person learning a reality once again.  

"All of our employees in our district are essential," Gutierrez said. "It doesn't matter if you're a classroom teacher, a bus driver, a cafeteria worker, a custodian. Everybody's entitled to have access to this vaccine."

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