COVID Vaccine

Kelly Hayes, Photo Editor

On Saturday, March 13, 2021, the teachers and staff of Lake Central gathered to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Walmart pharmacy employees came out at 8:00 a.m. to administer the vaccine. Teachers were given the option to receive the vaccine this day from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

   “I wanted to get the vaccine in hopes of protecting myself from getting COVID. Vaccines for measles, mumps and others have been around and saving lives for decades. I trust the science behind vaccines,” Mrs. Angela Ohlenkamp, Mathematics, said.

   Those receiving the vaccine were given a form with information and asked to sign a waiver. After filling out the forms and waiting their turns, the teachers were given a shot in their bicep with the vaccine. The teachers were then asked to sit and wait for 10 to 15 minutes to ensure they did not have an immediate reaction to the vaccine.

   “I received my first dose for the vaccine on Saturday, March 13, at LCHS. Lake Central was able to get 300 vaccines for LCSC teachers. (All teachers had to sign up and only the first 300 were able to get the vaccine at this time.) The registration process and shot were quick.  However, I waited in line for about 15 minutes upon arrival before being “checked in,” another 15 to 20 minutes after registering before my vaccine (which only took 5 minutes) and then another 15 to 20 minutes after to see if there was a reaction. Overall it took about an hour,” Ohlenkamp said.