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Teachers flock to St. Paul for COVID-19 vaccine shots

 

January 29, 2021

ELIZABETH FLORES • Star Tribune

Inver Grove Heights' Hilltop Elementary teacher Larisa Larson-Aguirre cheered after she was vaccinated at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Thursday in St. Paul.

It's been nine months and nearly 5,000 miles since Dana Ampaw shared a classroom with her students.

First, COVID-19 forced her to evacuate from Russia in April, leaving her English language students behind. And since August, the virus has forced her to connect with her second-graders at Northeast College Prep charter school in Minneapolis online only. No in-person high-fives. No placing achievement certificates on their desks.

But that's all about to change, thanks to the first shots of COVID-19 vaccine that Ampaw and 15,000 other metro-area teachers will receive over the next five days. Within seconds of getting her shot at St. Paul's Roy Wilkins Auditorium on Thursday, Ampaw, a teacher from a family of teachers, was already thinking of ways to praise her students.

https://www.startribune.com/teachers-flock-to-st-paul-for-covid-19-vaccine-shots/600016333/

 

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