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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    VEBA Mentioned on KOGO Radio

    Feb 27, 2021 — VEBA was mentioned on KOGO radio for helping educators get their COVID-19 vaccines.

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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.