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Jacksonville ISD employees receive COVID-19 vaccinations

Staff members were able to get vaccinated thanks to a collaboration with UT Health and Jacksonville ISD.
Credit: Tyler Paper

JACKSONVILLE, Texas — Thanks to a collaboration with UT Health and Jacksonville ISD, school employee Sharon Crowe received her COVID-19 vaccination on Wednesday, and she is now looking forward to being able to protect her mother.

“It’s a feeling of comfort, protection — to protect my mom. I haven’t gotten to see her since this started,” Crowe said through tears. “I’ve been waiting to do this. Most of my family is in healthcare, so they’ve all been vaccinated and I feel it’s just important to get this done so we can get rid of this virus.”

Crowe was a part of the 50 Jacksonville ISD employees that fall into the state’s 1B vaccination distribution category who were vaccinated at UT Health Jacksonville.

Read more from our newspaper partners the Tyler Morning Telegraph