Newsom Administration Releases Details on Vaccines for Education Personnel
On Thursday, the Newsom Administration issued its plan to execute on the Governor’s recent commitment to provide 10 percent of the state’s COVID-19 vaccine supply to education personnel beginning Monday, March 1. The Administration plans to provide education personnel access to COVID-19 vaccines through existing county-led initiatives, dedicated access to MyTurn, and state-FEMA partnerships.
As part of the state’s plan to provide dedicated access to MyTurn, the state will allocate up to 75,000 single-use codes to county offices of education which will allow education personnel to schedule a vaccination appointment online. Single-use codes will be allocated by the state on the basis of communities’ number of education workers and the extent to which those education workers serve children who have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. Further, education personnel will qualify for an expedited appointment based on whether they are or will soon be exposed to occupational COVID-19 risks by working in-person in a school setting.