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    San Diego County’s expanded vaccine eligibility | Hundreds of teachers receive their first dose

    Feb 27, 2021 — Gallagher Area President on behalf of California Schools VEBA, Laura Josh, spoke at a press conference at Sharp’s South Bay Chula Vista Super Station on Saturday, February 27, 2021 regarding VEBA’s role in helping school employees get their COVID-19 vaccinations.

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    Vaccinating San Diego Education Employees

    Feb 27, 2021 — VEBA is partnering with Sharp HealthCare to get school employees their COVID-19 vaccinations. Gallagher Area President on behalf of California Schools VEBA, Laura Josh, spoke at Sharp’s press conference at the South Bay Chula Vista Super Station.

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    Vaccinations open to teachers, law enforcement, food workers on Feb. 27

    Feb 26, 2021 — The San Diego County Office of Education and the California Schools VEBA will exclusively schedule appointments for transitional kindergarten (TK) through 12th grade teachers and staff through vebavaccinates.com. The priority will be schools open and planning to open, and then those closed, starting with those in the fourth quartile of the California Healthy Places Index (HPI).

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    San Diego County adding half a million Phase 1B residents to vaccine eligibility on Saturday

    Feb 26, 2021 — Vaccinating teachers will play a crucial part in many school districts’ plans to get students back on campus. The county says 20% of the vaccines will be set aside for transitional kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers and staff. Employees can go to VEBAvaccinates.com to sign up for the latest updates.

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    County Releases Eligibility Requirements for New COVID-19 Vaccination Groups

    Feb 26, 2021 — San Diegans who work in emergency services, child care and education, food handling and agriculture can sign up for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

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    K-12 personnel will be contacted by VEBA, who is partnering with the county to coordinate vaccinations.

    Feb 25, 2021 — San Diego County announced it’s going to open COVID-19 vaccinations to a half million more people in the next eligible group (Phase 1B-Tier 1). That includes teachers and staff at K-12 schools and universities, and food and agriculture, childcare and non-medical emergency service workers. 

    The effort, said Supervisor Nathan Fletcher during the county’s Wednesday press conference, should lead to safe reopening of schools, which San Diego Unified set for April 12. K-12 personnel will be contacted by a third-party called VEBA that’s partnering with the county to coordinate vaccinations in that sector. 

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    County Asks for Patience as COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands

    Feb 25, 2021 — Those working in emergency services, education and childcare, as well as food and agriculture can begin receiving vaccinations starting February 27. Each of those sectors includes a wide variety of occupations, and there are vaccination plans in place for certain subsets of those groups.

    Education and childcare includes all teachers and staff at those facilities. Those working in transitional kindergarten through 12th grade will have appointments coordinated by the County Office of Education through the California Schools VEBA.

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    Teachers look forward to getting vaccinated Saturday

    Feb 25, 2021 — SDCOE and California Schools VEBA will exclusively schedule appointments for transitional kindergarten through 12th grade teachers and staff through a designated website.

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    San Diego County Appoints California Schools VEBA as COVID-19 Vaccine Coordinator for all San Diego School Employees

    Feb 25, 2021 — The California Schools VEBA, which provides health care benefits for education, municipal, and public agency employees, has been selected by San Diego County to help manage the county’s allocation of COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible San Diego school employees. VEBA will serve in a volunteer capacity to coordinate the vaccine distribution for more than 100,000 public, private, parochial, charter schools, and community college employees in San Diego.

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    Here’s how San Diego teachers can get the COVID-19 vaccine

    Feb 25, 2021 — COVID-19 vaccinations are scheduled to open to teachers, law enforcement and food workers Saturday, but there’s an extra step for teachers. School leaders will receive an email from the San Diego County Office of Education with details on how to submit information on eligible employees to VEBA.

    Vaccinations are being coordinated by the County Office of Education and VEBA — the California Schools Voluntary Employee Benefits Association. They’re working together to follow state guidance on prioritizing vaccination.