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Sharp HealthCare partners with VEBA to vaccinate teachers as quickly as possible
Mar 8, 2021 — Sharp Grossmont Hospital’s Senior VP & CEO, Scott Evans, spoke about the new partnership in more details on KUSI’s Good Morning San Diego.
Gallagher Area President on behalf of California Schools VEBA, Laura Josh, interviewed with NBC 7 to discuss vaccination scheduling for educators.
Mar 7, 2021 — Gallagher Area President on behalf of California Schools VEBA, Laura Josh talked with NBC 7 about the VEBA Vaccinates process for San Diego educators to schedule their COVID-19 vaccinations.
“We’ve sent out 65,000 personalized invitations to school employees so far and we’ve had 23,000 sign up for the scheduling portal,” said Laura Josh.
VEBA Vaccinates Partnership Kicks-Off to Vaccinate School Employees
Mar 1, 2021 — California Schools VEBA is committed to helping San Diego’s school community get vaccinated. The VEBA Vaccinates program kicked off on Saturday with a vaccination event at the Sharp HealthCare Vaccination Superstation at Chula Vista Center and at the UC San Diego Recreation, Intramural and Athletic Complex (RIMAC). The program is off to a great start with more than 18,000 school employees having been invited to schedule their vaccination appointment through the VEBA Vaccinates portal. VEBA Vaccinates is a collaboration between California Schools VEBA, Sharp Health Care, UC San Diego Health, the County of San Diego, and the San Diego Office of Education, to coordinate the vaccine distribution for more than 100,000 school employees in San Diego.
San Diego County Essential Workers Begin Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine
Mar 1, 2021 — Staff in transition kindergarten (TK) through 12th grade are being notified by email through the California Schools Voluntary Employees Benefits Association (VEBA) in order to schedule their appointments; all others must schedule their shots through a local health-care system or the county website.
Sharp and VEBA to vaccinate more than 1,500 educators by the end of the weekend
Feb 28, 2021 — VEBA was mentioned on KUSI news for our partnership with Sharp HealthCare to get education employees vaccinated in San Diego.
San Diego County Teachers Line Up for COVID-19 Vaccines
Feb 27, 2021 — Fifteen-hundred weekend appointments were made available at Sharp Healthcare Super Centers across San Diego County for educators.
Educators are being notified by email through the California Schools Voluntary Employees Benefits Association (VEBA).
“We ask for patience as we roll out as quickly as possible to as many communities as possible,” said Gallagher Area President on behalf of California Schools VEBA, Laura Josh.
VEBA has so far sent vaccination invitations to about 14,000 educators in San Diego County. At-risk communities will get priority.
FOX 5 News Now (Feb. 27): The Vaccine Milestone Helping Your Kids Get Back In Class
Feb 27, 2021 — VEBA was featured on FOX 5 News Now for helping San Diego County vaccinate education employees.
Gallagher Area President on behalf of California Schools VEBA, Laura Josh, on NBC 7 News
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.
Teachers pack vaccine station on first day of eligibility
Feb 27, 2021 — Employees of K-12 schools with plans to reopen are being prioritized, with those working in the hardest hit areas topping the list. School districts are coordinating appointments for teachers and staff, with more information available at vebavaccinates.com.
VEBA Mentioned on KOGO Radio
Feb 27, 2021 — VEBA was mentioned on KOGO radio for helping educators get their COVID-19 vaccines.