Rochelle school employees receive second doses of COVID-19 vaccine


ROCHELLE — On Friday, the Rochelle School districts again collaborated with the Ogle County Health Department to administer roughly 225 Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations at Rochelle Township High School for school employees of both districts.

The second dosage marks the completion of both districts’ vaccination program as part of Phase 1B of Illinois Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan. The vaccination was open on a voluntary basis for all school employees.

“The Rochelle school districts appreciate the OCHD continuing to prioritize local educators as part of Phase 1B. We view thevaccination of school employees as one of many necessary steps in helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in school settings,” Superintendent Jason Harper said. “The Rochelle schools especially appreciate the partnership and collaboration of the OCHD’s emergency preparedness coordinator, Mrs. Cherie Rucker. Mrs. Rucker’s planning and communication throughout the process have been important tothe success of the program.We ask all those in our community to continue to do their part in helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”