The California Department of Public Health has announced that, based on available supply, individuals working in education and childcare are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. This includes all staff in colleges, universities, junior colleges, community colleges, and other postsecondary education facilities.
Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has now advised that those who have been fully vaccinated and exposed to COVID-19 will not need to quarantine. Vaccinated individuals who do test positive for COVID will still need to quarantine for 10 days.
Currently the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available and widely distributed. A third vaccine from Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization on those ages 18 and older on Feb. 27, 2021. The specific vaccine that you will receive at your appointment depends on what the site received that day or week. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine are highly effective in protecting against COVID, according to numerous medical and public health organizations, including the CDC. Both vaccines require two inoculations to be most effective, with the second dose given 3-4 weeks after the first.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a single-dose inoculation that will have a positive impact on availability once its distribution ramps up. For more information on all of the COVID vaccines, please visit the CDC COVID-19 vaccine page.
How to access vaccine appointments
There are several options available to CalArts faculty and staff, including through our partnership with Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. If you would like to receive the vaccine, we encourage you to act quickly as appointment availability books up fast. CalArtians who wish to participate in this clinic will need to sign up for an appointment in advance.
The Henry Mayo clinic runs Monday through Saturday, weekdays 12 - 8 pm and Saturday 8 am - 8 pm. Please note, Henry Mayo cannot administer vaccines to friends or family members. They will not administer vaccines to those not on CalArts employee list that the COVID-19 Taskforce submitted to the hospital, per their request.
What to Bring
When you arrive at the Henry Mayo clinic, you will need to show a photo ID and either CalArts employee badge or a recent pay stub with identifying information. We recommend you to bring all three, since a pay stub verifies current employment with CalArts.
Instructions on how to access your electronic paystub
Alternative Vaccine Scheduling
The Henry Mayo vaccination clinic is not the only place you can sign up to obtain the vaccine. If you can’t access this clinic, we encourage you to seek an appointment through the state at myturn.ca.gov or through your health provider as available.
We will continue to send updates each time we have new information about vaccine appointment sign-ups and encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities as they are available.
Additional places that currently provide access to vaccine appointments:
After the Vaccine
Even after getting fully vaccinated, it’s important for everyone to wear masks and maintain a six-foot distance from others. At this time, the following rules apply at CaArts:
- Vaccinated individuals who test positive for COVID-19 DO need to isolate for 10 days.
- Vaccinated individuals who travel by plane or outside California state DO need to quarantine for 10 days.
- Vaccinated individuals DO NOT need to quarantine after an exposure to an individual who has a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.
Please continue to check the CDC’s website for up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccines.
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