EdSource: Inconsistent vaccine supply, lack of state coordination complicate vaccinating school staff (El Dorado highlighted as a success)

EdSource: Inconsistent vaccine supply, lack of state coordination complicate vaccinating school staff (El Dorado highlighted as a success)

00:00 AM - January 22, 2021

An unpredictable vaccine supply and lack of statewide coordination has school districts across California struggling to figure out how to vaccinate their teachers and other school staff — and equally importantly, when...

El Dorado, a county east of Sacramento, with a total population of 193,000 people and 3,500 school employees, is further ahead than many in the state. School staff in the county began receiving their first doses of the vaccine last week. While it will likely take until mid-February to vaccinate all school employees who want it, county Superintendent of Schools Ed Manansala is optimistic.

“The sense of hope and promise in El Dorado County, it shifted this week,” he said. “When you start seeing people having access to vaccinations within our sector — the education sector — this is good news.” Read more...

Back