All La Crosse County school districts encourage COVID-19 vaccine

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – “We are simply asking all of our eligible community members to speak to their doctor, their primary care physician about the risk and the benefits of the vaccination and consider the vaccination when we think about creating the right atmosphere, the right environment for students coming back to school,” said Todd Antony, Onalaska School District Superintendent.

All five school districts in La Crosse County coming together to advocate for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The superintendents of Bangor, Holmen, La Crosse, Onalaska, and West Salem are all encouraging eligible individuals to speak with their doctors about being vaccinated.

The districts saying it’s become clear the best mitigation strategy for COVID-19 is getting the vaccine.

Onalaska Superintendent Todd Antony says keeping students in the classroom is a community effort, asking for everyone eligible to consider the shot. Not just parents, students, and faculty.

Adding that vaccination rates in the area will play into mask guidelines for schools.

“Low spread of the virus in the community will absolutely allow us to make decisions regarding mitigation strategies that will allow us to come back to school looking as normal as possible,” said Antony.

Mask guidelines will be made on a district-by-district basis.

The school districts are not requiring the vaccine of students or faculty at this time. 

Wisconsin DHS this afternoon also asked all eligible students receive the COVID-19 vaccine before heading back to school this fall.

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