(AP) — Pennsylvania school superintendents, school boards and teachers unions are coming together to ask Gov. Tom Wolf to prioritize school staff for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The education groups call it an “absolutely essential” step toward reopening schools and keeping them open.READ MORE: Allegheny Co. Council To Vote On Paid Sick Leave Bill
More than 4 million people in Pennsylvania are currently eligible for the vaccine, with teachers and other essential workers next in line.READ MORE: 'Good Eat$ Downtown' Campaign Begins, Aimed At Bringing Business Back To Downtown Restaurants
In a letter to Wolf on Thursday, the education groups contended that “school staff members and students are in a uniquely dangerous position” and need to be vaccinated right away.
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