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Williamsport Area School District reviews possibility of vaccine site

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Williamsport Area School Directors discussed the possibility of having a mobile vaccine site in the district, an idea that drew mixed reviews from school officials and the public.

Lisa Nible, board member, said the River Valley Health and Dental Center would partner with the district for making vaccines available.

Superintendent Dr. Timothy Bowers said the site would best be open during non-instructional school times, such as evenings and Saturdays.

He said he wouldn’t expect it to come at any expense to the district.

Board member Adam Welteroth questioned the need for a vaccine site in the district.

“Is there really a problem with accessibility for getting vaccines in the community?” he asked.

Another school director remarked that accessibility to vaccines doesn’t seem to be an issue.

However, Jennifer Lake, board member said, “We can’t assume everyone has accessibility 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 effect.

Tom Adams, of Williamsport, told the board he is not in favor of the vaccines or for masking students.

“These vaccines are killing people,” he said.

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