County Health Officials Announce Educators Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines

County Health Officials Announce Educators Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines
Posted on 02/19/2021

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., February 18, 2021 — Contra Costa County Health Services this afternoon announced that educators, school employees, and others in Phase 1B Tier One on the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan can begin making appointments to receive the shots beginning today.  

The announcement paves the way for the county’s 16,000-plus school employees to receive one of the available COVID-19 vaccines. 

“This is welcome news,” Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools Lynn Mackey said. “I encourage all school employees, especially those who are already working with the most vulnerable and at-risk students, to sign up to receive the vaccine as soon as possible. Making the vaccine available for educators and school staff is an important step to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in this county and protect those who are most at risk of contracting this deadly disease.” 

In order to make an appointment, educators and school personnel can register through Contra Costa Health Services

Those who are at risk of occupational exposure to COVID-19 through their work in any role in the following Education and Child Care settings are eligible to sign up: 

  • All formal and informal childcare workers, including day care providers 
  • All staff in colleges, universities, junior colleges, community colleges, and other postsecondary education facilities 
  • All staff in educational support services and administration 
  • All staff in pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools 
  •  All staff in technical and trade schools
  • Any other workers involved in child and/or student care, including school bus drivers and monitors, crosswalk guards, etc. 

In addition to those who work in education, county residents who are employed in the childcare sector, food and agriculture workers, and emergency services workers are also eligible to make appointments for the vaccine. 

Additional information regarding vaccines and eligibility can be found on the CCHS information page.

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