Contra Costa Extends COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Essential Workers - Including Higher Education Employees

Contra Costa Health Services announced that they have opened up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to residents who work in the education and childcare sector, food and agriculture workers, and emergency services workers as defined by Phase 1B of California's vaccination plan. Phase 1B includes all staff in colleges, universities, community colleges, and other postsecondary education facilities.

Contra Costa Health Services indicates that due to low vaccine supply, appointments are currently booked in the next two weeks. Employees who reside in Contra Costa County can request immunization appointments through CCHS and join the county waiting list for COVID-19 vaccine. 

SMC Employees can sign up to access state and federal sites through MyTurn ( or by calling 1-833-422-4255, regardless of county of residence. Regional healthcare systems also offer COVID vaccines, but many are not yet offering vaccines for employees in postsecondary education facilities at this time. Reference this page or contact your healthcare provider for additional information. 

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