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Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:20 PM

I'm a teacher and I get my vaccine tomorrow morning!

I live in Southern Illinois where I have been teaching 600 students in person per week. To say I'm excited is an understatement!

🎶🎶🎶 Doing a happy dance! 🎶🎶🎶

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Reply I'm a teacher and I get my vaccine tomorrow morning! (Original post)
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 OP
Aristus Jan 2021 #1
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 #3
LisaL Jan 2021 #2
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 #5
MLAA Jan 2021 #4
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 #6
LAS14 Jan 2021 #7
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 #9
LAS14 Jan 2021 #11
mucifer Jan 2021 #8
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 #10
ProfessorGAC Jan 2021 #12
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 #13
ProfessorGAC Jan 2021 #14
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 #15
ProfessorGAC Jan 2021 #16
whistler162 Jan 2021 #17
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 #18
archiemo Jan 2021 #19
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 #20
Nevilledog Jan 2021 #21
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 #22
Iggo Jan 2021 #23
AwakeAtLast Jan 2021 #24
Iggo Jan 2021 #25

Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:21 PM

1. Thank you for being a teacher.

And thank you for getting your vaccination.

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:23 PM

3. You're welcome!

It's my pleasure for sure!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:21 PM

2. Congratulations!

Which one are you getting?

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Response to LisaL (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:24 PM

5. I really don't know

And with the state of supplies right now, I don't really care.

But thanks for the reminder that I need to ask!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:24 PM

4. 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉💕💕🎉🎉🎉🤪🤪🤪🎉🎉YEAH!!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:24 PM

6. Thanks!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:26 PM

7. Congratulations! My son, who is a teacher, is in a third round...

.. here in Massachusetts. We're due in February, being over 75. He's sometime after that. Do you know what the criteria were in your location?

tia
las

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:37 PM

9. My Governor put us after Healthcare workers

And I am thankful because I see so many people in a day, including two different schools.

My parents are scheduled for April. They are 81 and 77. They don't go out much, and Dad has already had it and recovered thank God! My Uncle wasn't as fortunate. We lost him on New Year's Day.

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:39 PM

11. I sort of think that teachers should go ahead of old people who are not..

... in congregate facilities. We are SO safe. We never get close to anyone except the super market clerk behind plexiglass for 5 minutes while wearing an N95 mask! Teachers are more at risk. My son is easy with it. His wife is an ICU physician, so they're living with it. But he says the staff at his school are wound tight as a violin string.

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:28 PM

8. Hoping the best for you!!! I'm a Chicago nurse getting my second vaccine Tuesday

Happy dance for you



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Response to mucifer (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:38 PM

10. Thank you!

My cousin's daughter is a Resident in Chicago in an ER, and she got her second on Thursday I think.

Yay for both of us!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:40 PM

12. Not Me

I'm 64, and I substitute science & math grades 6-12 as a retired scientist.
I have subbed 30 of the last 38 school days and our county survey has me at "too soon to schedule". If I can get the website to work.
So much for that.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #12)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 05:45 PM

13. It depends on your state legislature

Chalking up another reason I'm so glad I moved out of Indiana! Their governor doesn't think teachers need to be as high on the list.

Thank you Governor Pritzker!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Reply #13)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 06:06 PM

14. I'm in Illinois, Too

The OP is from somewhere directly south. (We live in one of the collar counties.)
The priority is based on "essential" work and age.
65 & older matters. I'm 64.
Teachers, aides, admin, maintenance, security, and food service are essential, subs are not.
So during the colder months, I'm at school more than 60% of the time, and I'm 8 months from 65.
But, neither priority category applies to me.
Not meaning to be dismissive of the cafeteria folks, but subs have more direct contact with those hundred or 2 hundred or 8 hundred kids than the food service folks. I'm happy to see their on the list, but not sure how a sub isn't considered essential, too.
Ask any real teacher if they think good subs are essential.
Geez, I have teachers in multiple districts requesting me specifically. I must not suck!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 06:21 PM

15. I didn't know Subs weren't included!

That is a shame, because who has to take over if we get quarantined?

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Reply #15)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 07:22 PM

16. Subs, Of Course

Unvaccinated subs.
It's not like I'm a 34 year old between jobs.
Phase 1b is 65 & older and essential workers.
64 & 4 months is not 65, and subs are not essential.
And, I did 7 days HS physics when a teacher was quarantined when his college age son tested positive just before he came home for Thanksgiving. Tested Sunday night. Left for home late Monday morning, got a text Tuesday morning he was positive. Was around the whole family for 16 hours at that point. Whole family quarantined.
I did the Tuesday, the whole next week & the following Monday before teacher could come back.
A retired scientist teaching high school physics for a teacher in quarantine isn't essential.
Go figure.

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 07:44 PM

17. NY - got mine today

I r also in edukation, computer support.

3 cp-workers, at least, got the Moderna last week and reported sore arms and one was really tired after her shot. I got the Pfizer and so far so good.

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Response to whistler162 (Reply #17)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 07:51 PM

18. Yay! n/t

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Sun Jan 17, 2021, 07:52 PM

19. So happy to hear this. I really think teachers and school staff should be a high priority.

It will help tremendously in reopening our schools safely.

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Response to archiemo (Reply #19)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 02:15 AM

20. I agree!

Thank Governor Pritzker!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 02:16 AM

21. Yay!

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #21)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 02:17 AM

22. Thank you!

I really can't sleep, good thing we don't have school tomorrow.

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 02:21 AM

23. Ahead of all those poor NBA stars? Well, ain't you fancy!

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Response to Iggo (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 02:22 AM

24. Ha ha!

At least I don't have to have a bake sale to pay for it!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Reply #24)

Mon Jan 18, 2021, 02:23 AM

25. Word.

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