On the heels of San Mateo County's February 11, 2021 decision to begin offering prioritized vaccinations to teachers today, February 22, 2021, Governor Newsom has also indicated that the State wishes to make this the standard in all 58 Counties.
"California is planning to start setting aside 10% of the COVID-19 vaccine the state receives each week to vaccinate teachers, day care workers and other school employees in the hopes of getting more students back in the classroom.
'It must be done, and it must be done much sooner than the current path we are on. And we believe this will advance that cause,' Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday as he announced the plan at an Oakland vaccination site.
The plan will begin March 1 by setting aside about 75,000 vaccine doses from the state's current weekly allotment, Newsom said.
The vaccine will be used to inoculate 'the ecosystem that is required to reopen our schools for in-person instruction,' including teachers, day care workers and other public school employees, such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers, Newsom said."