Ascension Seton has collaborated with Round Rock ISD to provide COVID-19 vaccines to high-risk district staff who want to be vaccinated, according to a Jan. 4 news release.

RRISD staff who are 65 years or older are eligible to receive the vaccine at Ascension Seton Williamson on Jan. 7, located at 201 Seton Parkway, Round Rock. The doses administered during this clinic offering are expected to provide coverage to all RRISD staff who are 65 years or older and opt into receiving the vaccine.

Staff with "a qualifying high-risk condition under Group 1B" will the be permitted to receive the vaccine as denoted in the Texas Department of State Health Services' Phase 1B vaccine prioritization guidelines. All COVID-19 vaccine doses will be provided as they are received and will not be held in reserves, per the release.

“Health care providers have undoubtedly been, and continue to be, the heroes in this unprecedented crisis. Our collaboration with Ascension Seton, which will help protect some of our most vulnerable employees as they work to serve our students, is yet another indication of the commitment to our schools and the families they serve,” said Dr. Daniel Presley, acting superintendent of Round Rock ISD, in the release. “We are so thankful for this partnership and the opportunity to take an important step in moving past this pandemic which has so greatly affected how we are able to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of students.”

Editor's note: Additional information has been added regarding qualifications for eligibility.