AHS Staff Gets Covid-19 Vaccine

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Alex Stahl, Reporter

As Covid-19 vaccines are becoming more widely available and distributed, Arrowhead Staff members have started receiving either one or both doses of the vaccine.

Terri Carnell, an English teacher at Arrowhead, received her first dose of the vaccine on March 11th and her second dose will take place on April 8th.

Carnell said, “It was a really smooth process. I went to the Waukesha Expo Center with a group of teachers. It was really fast and I had no symptoms after that.” 

As Carnell waits for her second dose she said, “I am a little worried that I will get sick from the second dose, but overall I know this is good and I am extremely excited to be able to be with my family again.”

Jennifer Passler, also an English teacher at Arrowhead, received both doses of the vaccine. Passler received her first dose around Valentine’s day weekend and received her second dose on March 14th.

Passler received her first dose earlier than most teachers. She said, “Since I am in the weird age group where I am potentially [at] higher risk if I get Covid, when my friend called me, I felt like I had won the lottery. She said if I could get there in fifteen minutes, I could get vaccinated. I had never ran to my car so fast.” 

After receiving her first dose of the vaccine, Passler said she had no symptoms. After the second dose, she was out of school for a few days, but says she is feeling perfectly fine now. 

Passler says, “Being sick reminded me of how horrible it is if you miss school, especially for students who have avalanches of makeup work. I hope that students will be able to get vaccinated soon, so they do not have to deal with being pulled or potentially getting Covid.”

Both Carnell and Passler said they hope students will be able to receive the vaccine soon, as well as most of the population. 

Passler said, “The goal is herd immunity before the virus can mutate, and I hope that we go back to normalcy soon.”