Health Safety Increases Within the School

March 31, 2021


Mrs. Beller, an English teacher at FGHS.

Over the past couple of months there has been talk on when some citizens will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Recently President Biden and his administration made an aggressive push to re-open schools that haven’t opened yet. One of the biggest factors of this was the students and teachers safety from the virus. The next day President Biden announced a new federal program which enables teachers around the nation to get at least the first dose of the Coronavirus vaccine before the end of March. 

Mrs. Beller, English and MSU Dual Credit Instructor, has gotten her first dose. She explained, “I chose to get the vaccine in hopes to create herd immunity.” She goes on to explain why she thinks people should get vaccinated, “I know I’m only one person, but each person who can get vaccinated should get the world closer… If that can cause less people to get sick and die, then a shot is worth it.” Mrs. Beller stated why you should not be worried about the shot, “I could tell rather soon that my arm would be sore. I have had several vaccines and they all make my arms sore. Otherwise, I did not have any side effects.”

Mr. Florez, Communication Arts and Journalism Instructor, who also got the vaccine, stated, “I chose to get the vaccine actually for a bunch of reasons. I want to think about COVID-19 as little as possible in the future; I hate everything about it. I want to travel, go to sporting events and concerts, and hang out with my friends and family. Covid has limited all of that, so if vaccines can move me toward a more normal future, I’m all for it.” He also explained why he wasn’t that hesitant, “I’m not going to lie, I wouldn’t have wanted to be a part of an early vaccine test or anything like that, but last time I looked, over 50 million Americans have already been vaccinated, so it wasn’t something I was too worried about.” Finally Mr. Florez finished off by stating, “I also got the vaccine because I care a lot about my older family members, and the more that healthy people like me can make Covid a less common thing, the less Covid will affect the at-risk people that I care about.” 


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