Perth Amboy teachers, school staff grateful for priority access to vaccines

Since New Jersey’s PreK-12 educators and support staff became eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in mid-March, it hasn’t been easy for Perth Amboy teacher Marie Connor to book an appointment.

Connor, a member of the Perth Amboy Federation/Local 857, felt “really anxious and frustrated” after her repeated online attempts to schedule an appointment failed. Everything changed when her school district stepped in and scheduled one for her.

Perth Amboy is among the New Jersey school districts that have made arrangements with local health care providers for COVID-19 shots, writes NJ Advance Media’s Kelly Heyboer, who also spoke with Perth Amboy Federation President Pat Paradiso about her district’s vaccination efforts. Read more here.