Michigan township closes schools due to staff having ‘negative reaction’ to COVID-19 booster shot
A Michigan township said schools would be closed on Monday after several staff members had a “negative reaction” to the COVID-19 booster shot.
Saginaw Township Community Schools posted an announcement on the homepage of its website, noting that, due to being understaffed, schools in its district would be closed on Monday, affecting after-school programs and child care.
“A large number of our staff had a negative reaction to the COVID booster shot given at a voluntary clinic over the weekend,” the notice said. “There is a substitute teacher/staff shortage throughout the state, further complicating the availability to cover those absences.”
STCS said in a Facebook post Monday afternoon that parents of the students were contacted “as quickly” as possible on Sunday about the decision.
A school board meeting scheduled for Monday evening was slated to still take place according to a notice on the STCS website.
Booster shots have been approved by the federal government for adults who received the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson.
“These recommendations are another example of our fundamental commitment to protect as many people as possible from COVID-19. The evidence shows that all three COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the United States are safe — as demonstrated by the over 400 million vaccine doses already given. And, they are all highly effective in reducing the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even in the midst of the widely circulating Delta variant,” CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said in an Oct. 21 statement.
STCS did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment.
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