Vaccination is a powerful tool to protect employees and students. The San Marino Unified School District partnered with Keck Medicine of USC to develop a COVID-19 vaccination plan for employees. All SMUSD employees are encouraged to vaccinate. As of August 12, 2021, and based on a self-attestation survey, 96% of SMUSD employees and 89% of SMUSD students ages 12+ are fully vaccinated.
Vaccine Clinics Planning for Ages 5-11
A 10/8/21 survey was distributed to SMUSD families with ages 5-11 students. Of the 521 responses received, 90% of the respondents indicated they would like to receive the Pfizer vaccine for their child at school or within the SMUSD. In anticipation of scheduled FDA and CDC meetings and upcoming SMUSD holiday breaks, a 1st dose vaccine clinic is tentatively scheduled on 11/12/21, and a 2nd dose vaccine clinic on 12/3/21, for ages 5-11 SMUSD students. A parent or guardian must consent and accompany the child to receive the vaccine. These tentative dates will be confirmed once the FDA and CDC actually announce eligibility for individuals ages 5-11. Once confirmed, the District will once again survey families with ages 5-11 students to get an estimated count and provide instructions on how to register.
Pfizer Booster Clinic Drive for SMUSD Employees
On October 1, 2021, SMUSD partnered with Albertsons to provide the Pfizer 3rd dose or Booster shot to all SMUSD Employees at the Huntington Middle School Kenneth White Auditorium. Any employees who missed the 10/1/21 clinic can still receive the Booster shot at most pharmacies and healthcare providers on a walk-in or appointment basis. Please visit http://www.vaccinatelacounty.com and click "Find a Walk-In Pfizer Vaccination Site." There are many locations with convenient hours where you can simply walk in with or without an appointment to get the booster shot.
School Workers to Vaccinate or Test Weekly
Per the State Health Order
, all SMUSD workers, including volunteers, must provide proof of vaccination or test weekly. SMUSD Employees are to upload vaccination proof through the Helios system by October 15, 2021 (Instructions
). Volunteers (or any “school worker”) must also provide proof of vaccination and may do so through the Privit system (instructions here
). Unvaccinated employees or volunteers must test weekly and should register athttp://smusd.info/test
Vaccines are Now Widely Available to all Ages 12 and Up
The SMUSD's COVID-19 vaccination plan included providing the Pfizer vaccine to all SMUSD teachers, staff, substitutes, and eligible educators among neighboring private schools, the San Marino Chinese School, and Right At School programs. The second Pfizer shot was administered March 26-27, 2021.
If you have any questions or need more information, please visit KeckMedicine.org/coronavirus-vaccine
The San Marino Unified School District also partnered with Albertsons to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine to SMUSD students (ages 12 and up), families and staff on May 28 and June 18 at the Barth Athletics Complex at Huntington Middle School.
Got the Vaccine? You should still wear a mask!
Got the vaccine? You should still wear a mask!
Even after getting the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s important to continue to wear masks and follow other safety protocols. Listen as Dr. Renuga Vivekanandan, an infectious disease physician at CHI Health Creighton University, explains why.
Posted by Creighton University on Friday, March 5, 2021
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