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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.
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.
10News Live Interview About VEBA & COVID Vaccinations
Feb 25, 2021 — Gallagher Area President on behalf of California Schools VEBA, Laura Josh, was interviewed by ABC 10NEWS San Diego on Thursday, February 25, 2021 regarding VEBA’s role in helping school employees get their COVID-19 vaccinations.
VEBA is helping to manage the eligibility process for vaccinating San Diego County K-12 education employees.
Feb 24, 2021 — VEBA was mentioned in this article as the designated provider to get K-12 school staff vaccinated. San Diego county says it will set aside twice the state’s recommended 10% of vaccine doses for school staff, reserving 20% as many San Diego schools gear up to bring kids back on campus in April.
The San Diego County Office of Education and VEBA will exclusively schedule appointments for K-12 teachers and staff.
Feb 24, 2021 — VEBA was mentioned in this article as the main agency taking the lead in vaccinating transitional kindergarten (TK) through 12th grade teachers and staff.
San Diego County School Employees to Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19
Feb 24, 2021 — VEBA was mentioned in this press release from the San Diego County Office of Education. SDCOE and VEBA are following County of San Diego health guidelines to prioritize vaccination of education workers who work in schools located in the neighborhoods most impacted by COVID-19.
Vaccinations for educators are being coordinated by the SDCOE and VEBA.
Feb 24, 2021 — VEBA was mentioned in this article as the coordinator for San Diego County educators and staff in TK-12 schools to get their vaccinations.
K-12 teachers and staff will be immunized through a program led by the SDCOE and VEBA.
Feb 24, 2021 — All in all, 500,000 San Diegans who fall into the categories of emergency services; childcare and education; and food and agriculture will be eligible for their shots. Vaccination for some in these groups will be handled through targeted efforts. For instance, K-12 teachers and staff will be immunized through a program led by the San Diego County Office of Education and California Schools Voluntary Employees Benefits Association (VEBA), an organization that offers health care benefits to school employees.
VEBA’s Mental and Behavioral Health Consultant, Carletta Vicain, speaks about mental health on CBS8 in partnership with the American Heart Association.
Feb 22, 2021 — VEBA’s Mental and Behavioral Health Consultant, Carletta Vicain, spoke with CBS8 about the the link between mental health and heart disease. February is American Heart Month and VEBA is a proud sponsor of the American Heart Association to help bring awareness about heart disease in women.
Biden Nominates San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten for Deputy Education Secretary
Jan 18, 2021 — President Joe Biden nominated San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten to the post of deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education. Marten is Co-Chair of California Schools VEBA.