LOCAL NEWS

Iron County School Board Cancels School Vaccination Clinic

Apr 28, 2021, 6:15 PM | Updated: 9:37 pm

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Officials from the Iron County School Board said they did not want to hold vaccine clinics at any of its schools due to questions about liability.

Plans had been in place for a vaccine clinic on May 8 at Canyon View High School in Cedar City. When the board learned about the clinic, they put it on hold.

School board member Dave Staheli told KSL Newsradio’s Dave & Dujanovic that he submitted the agenda item for a vote at Tuesday night’s board meeting.

He said it was important that the board fully understand the liability issues that come with the school hosting a vaccine clinic, not just for high-school-aged kids but for other community members as well.

“The long-term effects and risks that are going to be inherent with this, or could be inherent with this – especially with young people, we just felt like we should stand back just a little bit and take a closer look at this,” Staheli said.

He claimed the vaccines have not gone through the FDA’s full approval process, which is a concern for him.

“We don’t see a rush to get vaccinated, at least not in Iron County,” he said.

Staheli suggested he would feel more comfortable if the health department held a vaccine clinic on its own property. That way, he said, the district could avoid any liability issues that could come from having it at a school.


Coronavirus Resources

Have you or a family member been affected by coronavirus issues in Utah? KSL wants to hear from you. Contact KSL by emailing social@ksl.com.

Click here to sign up for a vaccine and here to see how Utah’s vaccine rollout is progressing.

The latest COVID-19 stories from KSL can be found here.

How do I prevent it?

The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

(KSL TV)...
Eliza Pace

100 Utah women sign statement ‘standing together’ against harassment in politics

On Monday, 100 women, Democrats and Republicans signed a statement "standing together" against harassment in politics. 
12 hours ago
FILE - This police camera video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Gabrielle "Gabby" Peti...
Eliza Pace

Family of Gabby Petito files $50 million ‘wrongful death’ lawsuit against Moab PD

Gabby Petito's family announced with their attorneys that they would be filing a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit against the Moab City Police Department for the death of their daughter.
12 hours ago
FILE: A West Valley police car. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)...
Josh Ellis

Crowd lifts car off man after suspected DUI driver crashes through wall

A man has been arrested on suspicion of DUI after police say he crashed through a retaining wall and into the parking lot of an apartment complex.
12 hours ago
Jessie Liddlard, 25, who was hit by a falling rock while rock climbing....
Shelby Lofton

Hiker seriously injured by falling rock in Little Cottonwood Canyon

A 25-year-old woman is recovering in the hospital after a volleyball-sized rock hit her head while rock climbing Friday.
2 days ago
Police responding to an officer critical incident near 1500 W 3500 S, (Ben Braun, Deseret News)...
Michael Houck

Shooting suspect hospitalized after being shot by officer, police say

Police say an officer shot a man suspected of shooting another man near a busy swap meet on Sunday.
2 days ago
FILE...
Michael Houck

Colorado man dead after UTV crash in Beaver County

A man from Colorado is dead after a UTV crash Saturday afternoon, according to Beaver County Sheriff's office.
3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

tips how to quit smoking...

7 Tips How to Quit Smoking | Quitting Smoking Might be One of the Hardest Things You Ever Do but Here’s Where You Can Start

Quitting smoking cigarettes can be incredibly difficult. Here are 7 tips how to quit smoking to help you on your quitting journey.
Photo: Storyblocks...
Blue Stakes of Utah 811

Blue Stakes of Utah 811: 5 Reasons To Call 811 Before You Dig When Working in Your Yard

Call before you dig. Even at home, you could end up with serious injuries or broken utilities just because you didn't call Blue Stakes of Utah 811.
Days of...
Days of '47 Rodeo

TRIVIA: How well do you know your rodeo? Take this quiz before you go to the Days of ’47!

The Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo presented by Zions Bank is a one-of-a-kind Gold Medal Rodeo being held July 20-23, 25 at 7:30 PM. The Days of ’47 Rodeo How well do you know your rodeo trivia? Take the quiz to test your know-all before heading out to the Days of ’47 Rodeo at the […]
cyber security through multi factor authentication setup...
Les Olson IT

How multi factor authentication setup helps companies stay safe

Multi factor authentication (MFA) setup is an important security measure that every company should implement for their workers. It’s also wise to install it for your personal and home accounts.
...
Lighting Design

Check out these stunning lamps with stained glass shades

Lamps with stained glass shades are statement pieces that are more than simply aesthetic. They also meet a functional requirement: to light up a room.
Address Bar of internet browser shows internet access...
AARP Utah

Utah voters 50+ support increased access to Internet

The AARP surveyed Utah voters aged 50 plus about internet access and if they support the expansion of broadband, especially in rural areas currently lacking it.
Iron County School Board Cancels School Vaccination Clinic