Students in LaBelle get COVID-19 vaccine before returning to school
HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. – Parents are getting their kids ready for the new school year with pencils, a new backpack, and, now, a COVID-19 vaccine.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise and the spread of the Delta variant, parents in LaBelle were able to get their kids vaccinated before returning to the classroom.
“One of my kids is going to college and plus the new delta [strain] is getting concerning,” Isidra Cardona said. “Schools should take extra precautions. I have a son that has some health issues, he’s 9, and I’m concerned for him.”
Parents like Cardona said it was a huge priority to get their kids vaccinated.
“It’s always been urgent it’s just the timing now I guess,” said Cardona. “It’s starting to go up again as far as cases.”
“You always have to play it safe, with COVID going around and all this stuff you just never know,” said Sonia Dutman.
Students in all of Southwest Florida counties will be back in the classroom starting August 10.
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