Numerous schools in a Michigan township closed on Monday after numerous staff members fell ill suffering “negative reactions” from COVID-19 booster shots.
As employees get fired or resign from their jobs for refusing to comply with the vaccine mandate, schools in the Saginaw school district and around the country are substantially understaffed.
After numerous staff members of Saginaw County Community Schools received an experimental COVID booster shot over the weekend, they had negative reactions and were too sick to return to work, forcing the township’s elementary, middle and high schools to close in the district on Monday.
“A large number of our staff had a negative reaction to the COVID booster shot given at a voluntary clinic over the weekend,” Saginaw Township Community Schools announced on the homepage of its website and Facebook page on Monday. “There is a substitute teacher/staff shortage throughout the state, further complicating the availability to cover those absences.”
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The booster shot, not Covid-19, is to blame for the negative reactions, a district spokesperson told Saginaw’s local ABC affiliate.
The school district leaders did not provide details on the sort of side effects the teachers are grappling with.
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