Coronavirus
COVID-19 Vaccine for South Bay Educators

Updated 3/1/21  

As of Monday, March 1, all education staff who live or work in Los Angeles County are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. You can register to be notified when appointments become available at community vaccination sites across the county through MyTurn

In addition to the appointments available through MyTurn, a percentage of the county’s weekly doses will be earmarked for the education sector per state directives. Each school district in Los Angeles County will receive and administer vaccines to school staff through a vaccine partnership with an authorized vaccine provider.  

Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) continues to coordinate with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health regarding vaccination efforts for school employees. BCHD is an authorized vaccine provider and will receive vaccine to begin vaccinating the following school districts in the South Bay Consortium for School Vaccines: 

  • Centinela Valley Unified High School District 
  • El Segundo Unified School District  
  • Hawthorne School District  
  • Hermosa Beach City School District  
  • Inglewood Unified School District  
  • Lawndale Elementary School District  
  • Lennox School District 
  • Manhattan Beach Unified School District 
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District 
  • Redondo Beach Unified School District 
  • Wiseburn Unified School District 

To address persistent inequities and COVID-19's disproportionate impact, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Los Angeles County Office of Education have identified a process to distribute a proportional number of those doses to each school district weekly. All school districts in the county will receive weekly allocations of vaccines with quantities determined by consideration of equity, weighing COVID-19 community impact and staff risk exposure due to in-person instruction and school-based services. 

Vaccine allocations were made to each school district to be proportional to the size of the district and weighted for COVID-19 impact, in-person education and percentage of students eligible for free and  reduced meal plans. A percentage of each school district's weekly vaccine allocation will be distributed to charter schools, determined by overall student enrollment in charter programs (i.e., if 10 percent of students in a district attend a charter school, 10 percent of weekly doses would be allocated). 

Each school district will determine, at their discretion, the weekly staff vaccine priority list and will provide this list to BCHD. School districts are advised to prioritize staff with the highest risk of exposure due to in-person services currently offered at school sites. Based on the vaccine dose allocations provided by the Department of Public Health, local school districts will prioritize staff at the highest risk of COVID-19, including those who are on campus and working in close proximity to others, such as food services, custodial staff and those providing in-person education. 

A designated vaccine liaison at each school district will coordinate scheduling and registration with BCHD, and school nurses are also being enlisted to support the vaccination efforts. In addition to BCHD’s staff and volunteers, student nurses from Mount St. Mary’s University and the fire departments in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and El Segundo are supporting BCHD’s vaccine site with vaccinators. 

The BCHD vaccine site at AdventurePlex (1701 Marine Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA) in partnership with the South Bay Consortium for School Vaccines is not open to the public. Currently, it is a closed Point of Distribution (POD) specifically operating to vaccinate employees of participating school districts. These school districts will communicate directly with their staff to provide information regarding the BCHD vaccine site with information on how to register for an appointment.  

At their scheduled appointment time, staff will need to bring:  

  1. Photo ID (does not have to be government issued), and 
  2. Proof that you live or work in Los Angeles County, and
  3. Proof that you work in the education sector.
    • Work badge with photo
    • Professional license
    • Payment stub with your name
    • Attestation letter from your employer which includes your name, and the name and address of the organization. 

For general vaccine questions, please contact BCHD’s School Well-Being Line at 310-374-3426, and press option 2 on school days between 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. For questions about priority scheduling, educators should contact their school district.  

Additional Vaccine Opportunities: 
Please register with MyTurn and consider scheduling an appointment at a county-run vaccination site or with your healthcare provider if it becomes available to you before one becomes available at the BCHD vaccine site. 

Specific sectors of educators will have a designated allocation of vaccine at County-run MegaPODs on dedicated days: 

  • Early Childcare Education: Saturday, March 20
  • Independent Schools: Sunday, March 21
  • County-run MegaPODs locations:
    • Pomona Fairplex: 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91786 
    • The Forum: 3900 Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305 
    • CSUN: 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330 
    • LA County Office of Education: 9300 Imperial Highway, Downey, CA 90242 
    • Six Flags Magic Mountain: 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355 

For more information, visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website.    

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit bchd.org/covidvaccine

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