San Marcos CISD working on plan for student vaccinations

Doug Wozniak, the district's director of tranportation and safety, updated officials on staff's latest vaccination plans during SMCISD's April 19 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy San Marcos CISD)
Doug Wozniak, the district's director of tranportation and safety, updated officials on staff's latest vaccination plans during SMCISD's April 19 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy San Marcos CISD)

Doug Wozniak, the district's director of tranportation and safety, updated officials on staff's latest vaccination plans during SMCISD's April 19 meeting. (Screen shot courtesy San Marcos CISD)

While no students at San Marcos CISD have yet been vaccinated for COVID-19, at least not as part of any district program, a plan is in the works to ramp up inoculations for that population.

During SMCISD's April 19 meeting, Doug Wozniak, the district's director of tranportation and safety, updated officials on staff's latest vaccination plans.

So far, roughly 800 SMCISD staff members have been vaccinated, and another 1,000 vaccinations overall have been administered as part of a series of mini-clinics held at San Marcos High School.

"We're averaging anywhere from 75-150 a week, with a Thursday or Friday 1-3 [p.m.] slot," he said. "We've helped out the Baptist Academy by taking care of their staff. We've done all the local day cares."

Now district staff members are working with the Texas Department of Emergency Management and local firefighter organizations to vaccinate SMCISD's 16-, 17- and 18-year-old students with the Pfizer vaccine.


"Of course, time is of the essence, because of the way we're doing it," Wozniak said. "The Pfizer has a three-week [window of time needed from the first shot to the second shot], so we're looking at if we can't make it happen this Friday, then possibly the Friday after."

Wozniak said as long as the plan stays on that timeline then eligible students should be able to be vaccinated prior to summer break. He added that 18-year-old students do not need parent or guardian permission to receive the vaccination, but 16- and 17-year-old students will.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


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