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CDC, AFT surveys suggest most educators now vaccinated

Naaz Modan, K-12 Dive |

A majority of educators, school staff and childcare workers have received at least one shot of the available COVID-19 vaccines, according to surveys from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Federation of Teachers.

Surveys conducted by the CDC in collaboration with the Administration for Children and Families, the U.S. Department of Education and non-federal partners at the end of March found nearly 80% of almost 53,000 Pre-K-12 teachers, school staff and childcare worker respondents reported having received at least their first shot.

An independent survey conducted by Hart Research Associates on behalf of AFT found 88% of 1,702 union member respondents are either vaccinated or have an appointment to do so. Respondents cited being able to reopen schools safely and protect students and staff as factors in their decisions to get inoculated.

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