Prioritize students for vaccinations
Re: `Hot-spot' strategy eyed for shots; CDN research; Would focus on superspreaders for more impact, Dec. 24
When prioritizing groups for vaccinations, I'm glad we are prioritizing the elderly and front line workers.
For early 2021, I hope we continue this conscientious choice. But please, AHS and Jason Kenney, prioritize having students back in schools and universities for fall 2021.
For me, a one-month delay in receiving the vaccine is just that; and, by some measure, our office is 98 per cent efficient working remotely. But for students, a one-month delay can easily turn into an online semester or an entire year of substandard educational and life experiences.
Students need social interaction, and, for some, the online experience is not an adequate replacement for the classroom. Others are disadvantaged if they don't cheat because some peers are.
I know the logistics are difficult, perhaps even requiring immunizing international students ahead of Albertans. But I ask, please prioritize returning students to classrooms next fall.
I can wait.
Collin Heggerud, Calgary