FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ellen Rogers
Community Relations Coordinator, MSDWT
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 19, 2021) – The Metropolitan School District of Washington Township is excited to partner with Walmart to provide Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations to MSDWT staff from 12 pm to 8 pm on Friday, March 19, 2021 at North Central High School.
This opportunity is available at no cost to all MSDWT employees who have not previously received any dose of any COVID-19 vaccine, while supplies last.
“We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to our staff in efforts to make vaccinating accessible and as simple as possible,” said Superintendent Dr. Nikki Woodson. “We have all learned about the importance of getting vaccinated and the difference on the greater community that it makes. Our teachers and staff are highly valued and essential in continuing to bring the high quality of education for which Washington Township is known, to our 11,000 students district wide. We thank Walmart for agreeing to collaborate with us in this important endeavor.”
A second vaccine event will take place on April 16, 2021 to deliver the 2nd dose of the vaccine to all staff who receive their first dose on March 19.
This event was made possible by Amira Besada, an instructional assistant at Northview Middle School who contacted the Wellness and Health Director for Walmart.
“My friend is the Market Health and Wellness Director at Walmart,” said Amira. “I asked her about the possibility of providing the covid vaccine for our district, especially the teachers who have not been able to register yet. The MSDWT Human Resources Director, Mr. Matt Kaiser who is an amazing person and cares about all staff and their safety, welcomed the idea. Through his work with my friend, Marianne Makar, Walmart is able to provide 500 vaccines for our district for the first dose and another 500 vaccines for the second dose.”
Amira was instrumental in making this clinic an opportunity for MSDWT staff. Thank you, Amira!