HPS and Trinity Health Of New England Celebrate Final Day of Mass Vaccinations for Staff on April 1

HPS and Trinity Health Of New England Celebrate Final Day of Mass Vaccinations for Staff on April 1

PRESS RELEASE

Hartford Public Schools and Trinity Health Of New England
Celebrate Final Day of Mass Vaccinations for HPS Staff on April 1

HPS staff members receive their final dose of the COVID-10 vaccine.

 

(April 1, 2021, Hartford, CT) — In partnership with Saint Francis Hospital, a member of Trinity Health Of New England, Hartford Public Schools will conclude the final day of mass COVID-19 vaccinations for staff on Thursday, April 1. The vaccination clinic is taking place at Saint Francis Hospital from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

At the conclusion of this final day of mass vaccinations, all 2,193 HPS staff and school-based partners who requested the vaccine have received two doses. That includes public school teachers, Central Office staff and school-based partners (which includes student teachers, bus drivers, and other community partners who work in schools). The mass vaccination clinics, along with the school district’s robust health and safety protocols, are key to returning staff and students back to the environment where students learn best, the classroom. 

“We know that the best learning and social environment for many of our students is in our schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez. “Access to full vaccination for staff will help ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in our community. I am deeply grateful for the partnership of our hard-working teachers, staff, and administrators. Their dedication and commitment support the recent return of our remote students to in-person learning, and all our students. Again, I thank our partners at Saint Francis Hospital, the City of Hartford and the Department of Health and Human Services, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, and the Connecticut State Department of Education, for their ongoing support.”

“We were thrilled to develop this partnership with Hartford Public Schools,” said Thomas Burke, BPharm, M.B.A., President of Saint Francis Hospital. “It was such an honor to be a part of vaccinating our local educators and staff. We thank Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres-Rodriguez for her partnership in this vital initiative. It is so important to us to live our Mission, and this is a wonderful example of serving as a transforming healing presence within our community. We are proud to do our part in ending this pandemic and providing a light at the end of the tunnel.”

See all the photos from our vaccination sessions at St. Francis CT!