Madera Unified School District to begin all employees' vaccination
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Camarena Health Clinics on the campuses of Madera South and Matilda Torres high schools will be the sites for providing MUSD employees with the COVID-19 vaccine.
Madera Unified School District has announced a plan to partner with Camarena Health and the Madera County Department of Public Health to administer COVID-19 vaccines to all of its employees.
An agreement has been reached, which will allow every employee of Madera Unified to receive the vaccine at Madera South and Matilda Torres high school facilities in the upcoming weeks.
The strategic plan is underway, and MUSD has already sent out a survey to collect numbers on how many employees will be opting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, persons who are members of a MUSD employee’s household and who qualify to receive the vaccine under tier 1b can receive it under this program as well.
“We feel blessed to have this unique partnership with Camarena Health and the Madera County Department of Public Health and are excited to be part of a project that may serve as the model for how the vaccine gets administered throughout our county. This is a major step in the right direction to getting our students back to school safely,” said MUSD Superintendent Todd Lile.
Currently, the state guidelines provide for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine in three phases. The first, phase 1A, includes healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities.
The second phase, 1B, has two tiers. Tier One includes individuals 65 and older and those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: education and childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture.
Tier Two includes those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: transportation and logistics, industrial, commercial, residential, and sheltering facilities, critical manufacturing, and congregate settings with outbreak risk such as the incarcerated and homeless.
The third phase, 1C, includes individuals 50-64 years of age, people 16-49 years of age who have an underlying health condition or disability which increases their risk of severe COVID-19, and those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: water and wastewater, defense, energy, chemical and hazardous materials, communications and IT, financial services, and government operations/community-based essential functions.