More than a dozen unvaccinated employees at Florida’s largest school district have died from COVID-19 in the past three weeks, according to a report.
A Miami-Dade County Public School spokeswoman said that family members have reported 13 worker deaths since Aug. 16, the Washington Post reported.
In all of those cases, the educators had not been inoculated, according to the article. Florida recorded about 129,000 new cases of the virus and 433 deaths in the last seven day period.
The United Teachers of Dade, which represents some 30,000 teachers, set up a pop-up vaccination site Tuesday to encourage teachers to get a jab.
“The number of @MDCPS family members who have passed away from COVID over the past 2 weeks is devastating,” The UTD tweeted Thursday.
“We urgently need education & vaccination deployed to these vulnerable communities before they are decimated by the virus,” the union said.