Thank you to our vaccination partners!

Thank you to our vaccination partners!
Posted on 03/19/2021
A thank you to the Appleton Health Department, Health Officer Kurt Eggebrecht, and all partners in the Fox Cities COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic.

This past Saturday, more than 1200 educators and staff members from various local districts received their vaccine at the Fox Cities COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic mass vaccination clinic. To date, the Appleton Area School District has been able to offer all staff members the opportunity to receive a vaccine. This achievement was made possible through the amazing collaboration between health departments, local health care, school nurses, willing volunteers, and an encouraging community.

We are incredibly grateful to the team at the Appleton Health Department, who provided a quick and seamless experience for our staff, and who have served as our trusted advisors on the changing health conditions throughout the pandemic. Thanks to our partnership, we’ve been able to safely increase and maintain in-person learning since mid-January for all students in the AASD.  

It’s been wonderful to see so many of our staff take this next step towards keeping our schools, students, staff, and community as safe as possible – and help us to increase in-person learning while decreasing the risk to our students and staff. At Saturday’s mass vaccination clinic, I witnessed a great deal of joy and gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the event.  I have also heard from a number of staff over the last few weeks who have shared how much this vaccine means to them. 

Thank you to our community for remaining resilient, courageous, and unwavering in your commitment to our students, despite the challenges we’ve faced. Thank you to our partners who are helping to vaccinate our community. Our COVID-19 vaccination efforts would not have been so successful without your partnership and your commitment to our community’s health.

Vaccination is an essential tool for ending this pandemic. Even after being vaccinated, we must all stay vigilant and continue to wear masks, keep our distance, wash our hands, and avoid gatherings so that we can return to a more normal way of life as quickly as possible.


Judith Baseman