Clayton County Schools to offer COVID-19 booster shots to staff

Clayton County Schools will begin offering staff Pfizer booster shots on Monday. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)
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Clayton County Schools will begin offering staff Pfizer booster shots on Monday. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Clayton County Schools will begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to staff who want them beginning Monday.

The district said during a “critical conversation” forum on YouTube Thursday that the school system will announce details about the roll out of the Pfizer booster shots on Friday. The effort is being paired with shots the school system is offering those who have not been vaccinated or are getting a second round of the inoculation.

“It will be available for school-based employees,” Student Services Director Angela Horrison-Collier said of the booster shots. “We are excited about these efforts. We will continue to ramp up our efforts around the vaccine.

A spokesman for the school system said the shots will be available for those who received the Pfizer vaccine. While much of the staff received the Johnson & Johnson inoculation in the early days of the vaccine, many were given the Pfizer shot when it became available, the spokesman said.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday approved boosters for those who received the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna inoculations. It is unclear when school systems will get them.

Since the academic year began in August, the school district has reported more than 1,610 cases of COVID-19 among students and staff.