North Kansas City Schools’ teachers and support staff received their first of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine last week at two on-site clinics at locations within the district. NKC Schools is partnering with Truman Medical Center to vaccinate an estimated 1,300 employees who chose to be vaccinated.

“This will help protect staff and students as many are back in schools and full-time, in-person learning.

After getting her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Emily Stout said the experience was “fantastic.”

“Smooth, seamless, walked in, got it done,” she said while holding her vaccination card.

Jordan Simmons, who has a pregnant wife at home, said getting a vaccine is a “big relief” for his household.

“We are excited for sure,” he said, adding his wife plans to get vaccinated after having the baby this summer.

Both days of the clinic were virtual learning days for students to allow staff to attend clinics.

This same process will be repeated when staff receive their second dose April 14 and 16.