Rolling up his sleeve


Wilson Health begins vaccination of educators, staff

Anna Local Schools Superintendent Andy Bixler is given a COVID-19 vaccine shot by RN Sherry Dearth, of Sidney, at Wilson Health on Friday, Feb. 26.

Anna Local Schools Superintendent Andy Bixler is given a COVID-19 vaccine shot by RN Sherry Dearth, of Sidney, at Wilson Health on Friday, Feb. 26.


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — Wilson Health is vaccinating nearly 600 K-12 educators and staff from Shelby County school districts during a two-day clinic — Friday and Saturday — at their main hospital campus located in Sidney.

Participating schools include Sidney City Schools, Anna Local Schools, Botkins Local Schools, Hardin-Houston Local Schools, Fairlawn Local Schools, Fort Loramie Local Schools, Lehman Catholic High School, Holy Angels Catholic School and Sidney Christian Academy.

“While distribution and administration of the vaccine may be complicated and challenging on a statewide level, that is simply not the case for the schools of Shelby County when partnering with Wilson Health,” said Andy Bixler, superintendent for Anna Local Schools. “Wilson Health has been responsive to our wishes, as well as organized, and professional in working with the school staff. They have made it very easy for the school leaders in Shelby County.”

Staff and teachers from Shelby County Educational Service Center (ESC) were also invited to participate.

“We have established partnerships with Shelby County schools so it makes sense for us to work with them and provide COVID-19 vaccine administration for their teachers and staff,” said David Potts, RN, director of Occupational and Community Health. “Our clinical vaccination team has been administering COVID-19 vaccines since December. We have a safe and efficient vaccination program at Wilson Health and we look forward to providing this service for our area school teachers and staff.”

Anna Local Schools Superintendent Andy Bixler is given a COVID-19 vaccine shot by RN Sherry Dearth, of Sidney, at Wilson Health on Friday, Feb. 26.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/02/web1_SDN022721BixlerShot.jpgAnna Local Schools Superintendent Andy Bixler is given a COVID-19 vaccine shot by RN Sherry Dearth, of Sidney, at Wilson Health on Friday, Feb. 26. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
Wilson Health begins vaccination of educators, staff