Most teachers have been vaccinated

A survey of teachers statewide indicates that almost 90% are inoculated against COVID.

Nearly every teacher in Michigan has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

That finding comes from the results of a survey conducted by the Michigan Education Association. It found that 82.3% of teachers in the state have been fully vaccinated, while another 4.2% have either had their first shot or have an appointment scheduled.

“These numbers are a bright spot as Michigan weathers our current wave of COVID cases,” said MEA President Paula Herbart in a statement.

Locally, the numbers are a little lower. WWMT reports that the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency believes it has 70% of its employees vaccinated. Portage Public Schools pegs its number at 85%.

Worryingly, there is still a contingent of educators who don’t plan to be vaccinated. According to the survey, a little over 12% of teachers either plan not to get vaccinated or are unsure.

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