School principals in the Williamsport area discussed the possibility of having a mobile vaccination site in the district, an idea that has drawn mixed reviews from school officials and the public.
Lisa Nible, a board member, said the River Valley Health and Dental Center will partner with the district to make vaccines available.
Superintendent Dr Timothy Bowers said the site would be best open during non-school hours, such as evenings and Saturdays.
He said he wouldn’t expect this to come at the expense of the district.
Adam Welteroth, board member, questioned the need for a vaccination site in the district.
“Is there really an accessibility problem to get vaccines in the community? “ He asked.
Another school principal noted that accessibility to vaccines does not appear to be an issue.
However, board member Jennifer Lake said: “We cannot assume that everyone has access to vaccines. “
Others questioned the possibility of opening up the district to liability issues if someone receiving a vaccine at the site experiences an adverse reaction.
Tom Adams, of Williamsport, told the council he was not in favor of vaccines or of hiding students.
“These vaccines are killing people” he said.