Madison Central School District staff interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to do so starting this week. Superintendent Joel Jorgenson announced during Monday’s school board meeting that Lewis Drug will be on site on Wednesday administering the vaccine to close to one-hundred staff members. Jorgenson said that the district had been working with Madison Regional Health System for the vaccinations, but that Lewis Drug was able to offer it sooner to them.
Jorgenson said that the vaccinations will be administered from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. He said there will be others who will receive it another day, and some staff members have already received their vaccines.
Jorgenson said the vaccine will mainly be the Johnson & Johnson one, which only requires one dose, but there may be other available as well.
As part of Jorgenson’s report to the board Monday he also said that since September, the district has done 44 tests through it’s sentinel COVID-19 testing program. Of those, 43 have been negative and one has been positive. He said that the district has conducted 127 rapid tests also. Jorgenson said of those, 73 have been done for staff and 54 for students who had been close contacts and wanted to return to school after day seven of their quarantine.