Getting Vaccinated


With the majority of the Blessed Trinity faculty and staff having now received both vaccine shots, more and more of our BT community is getting vaccinated for COVID-19 every day. Whether you’re scared of needles or simply excited to get it over with, this vaccine has created new buzz amidst an atmosphere of uncertainty that has surrounded the world for over a year now. 

A step towards normalcy, this vaccine is the start of the road back to life before COVID. Coach Leeds, Head Athletic Trainer and member of the Medical Liaison Team at BT, was vaccinated back in January and shares his relief, “I was definitely concerned about becoming infected through work and bringing it home to my wife and two young kids. Getting the vaccine back then was so relieving, it felt like a huge weight had been lifted.”

Mrs. Jones, school nurse, along with the rest of BT’s Medical Liaison Team, was instrumental in organizing teacher vaccinations at the school. This administration of the vaccine is so impactful because of the safety that it brings. As Mrs. Jones shared, “We ask our faculty, staff, and students to come to campus every day to do their job, unlike many schools across the country that have remained virtual. The least we can do is protect everyone in our BT community, and the vaccine is the most effective way to do so.”

Many Blessed Trinity teachers and students have traveled to various locations in the Atlanta area to receive their vaccines. From waiting in line at CVS to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, vaccination experiences have greatly varied across the BT community. Mrs. Womick drove to Clarkesville in North Georgia for her first shot, and then Hapeville at the Delta Museum for her second one. Although she drove further than most, Mrs. Womick had a positive experience, sharing, “Both sites were excellent. The National Guard directed the cars and the whole process was quick and efficient.” 

As the risk for spreading COVID-19 at Blessed Trinity continues to decrease, our community can look forward to fewer quarantines and more normalcy in the building. Although nobody can say for sure what the future will look like, it is safe to say that everyone is eager for the day when things can return to “normal”. Whether it means classrooms with no virtual students, a full audience for a fine arts performance, or the football stadium packed with fans, there are countless things to be excited about.