Brevard Public Schools to Provide Flexibility for Eligible Employees to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
By Brevard Public Schools // December 30, 2020
vaccines will be free and by appointment-only
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, Florida – Brevard Public Schools is working to ensure its employees age 65 and older, and those working in school clinics and responsible for the direct care of sick students or staff, have flexibility in their work schedules to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination series if they so choose.
The Florida Department of Health in Brevard County announced it will begin offering free, appointment-only, COVID-19 vaccinations of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to those age 65 and older and non-hospital healthcare workers, beginning Monday, January 4, 2021, and weekly through Friday, between the hours of 1:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., until further notice.
Given a large majority of BPS employees are working during the hours when the vaccine will be dispensed by the DOH, the district will work to accommodate schedules to allow time for eligible staff to receive both the initial and follow-up vaccine.
“BPS is committed to providing easy accessibility to the COVID-19 vaccine for our most at-risk employees currently eligible to receive it (and interested in doing so),” said Dr. Mark Mullins, Superintendent, Brevard Public Schools.
“This is a first and promising step to hopefully getting ahead of this devastating and deadly virus and we will do everything within our power to ensure those who want the vaccine can get it.”