CCSD employees can now register for Covid shot

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - The Clark County School District is taking an important step toward getting both students and teachers back into the classroom.

Teachers are now able to make appointments to get their first COVID-19 vaccine.

The district released a memo to teachers on Tuesday with details on how to make their appointment. The link to make the appointment can be found here.

Getting vaccinated was a central sticking point for the teachers union when it came to re-opening districts schools. All CCSD schools, with the exception of some of the rural schools up in the Moapa Valley, have been doing distance learning exclusively since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

The vaccination news comes as more of a spotlight has fallen on the impact of distance learning on students' mental health.

CCSD has seen student suicides more than double to 19 since schools shutdown at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Jesus Jara said when suicides started to climb, he knew it wasn't just COVID-19 numbers officials had to be worried about.