Vaccine Information

All within the SSU community are encouraged to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  Across the nation, the COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge to all. Getting school employees vaccinated is a top priority in order to reopen our schools safely. We anticipate more on-campus activity for the Fall 2021 semester, with continued adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols such as wearing facial coverings, physical distancing, and hand sanitizing.

The County of Sonoma is following State and Federal guidelines for vaccine distribution. Register through the MyTurn website be receive notification of when you are eligible to be vaccinated.

Employee Vaccine Distribution & Eligibility

In California, all people working for an educational institution are eligible to receive the vaccine. This includes instructors, staff, and administrators working in TK-12, community colleges, and universities.

Beginning April 1, 2021, all individuals 50 or older will be eligible to be vaccinated. And, starting April 15, every Californian 16 or older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

SSU employees are not limited to scheduling through the MyTurn website if they can get a vaccine appointment sooner.  We encourage SSU employees to get vaccinated through other means if options are made available by your healthcare provider, CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens, Safeway, or a local clinic. Kaiser Permanente also is offering vaccines to its members. 

Employees may also be eligible to be vaccinated before their workplace eligibility due to outside employment, age, or medical conditions. Employees should consult with their primary care physician for eligibility information.

If you have questions about your vaccine priority eligibility, please contact the Office of Emergency Services.

Other Options for Getting Vaccinated

However, SSU employees are not limited to scheduling through the SCOE Clinic, if they are able to get a vaccine appointment sooner by using the MyTurn website or one of the many other local clinics.

In California all people working for an educational institution are eligible to receive the vaccine. This includes instructors, staff and administrators working in TK-12, community colleges and universities.

We encouraged SSU employees to get vaccinated through other means if options are made available, such as through MyTurn, your healthcare provider, CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens, Safeway, or a local clinic.

Additionally, Kaiser Permanente is offering vaccines to their members who work in any school, college, or university. 

Employees may also be eligible to be vaccinated before their workplace eligibility due to outside employment, age, or medical conditions. Employees should consult with their primary care physician for eligibility information.

If you have questions about your vaccine priority eligibility, please contact the Office of Emergency Services.

Student Vaccine Distribution & Eligibility

Beginning April 1, 2021, all individuals 50 or older will be eligible to be vaccinated. And, starting April 15, every Californian 16 or older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.

To date, the Student Health Center (SHC) has vaccinated eligible SSU students, such as those with in-person field placements. Currently, the SHC has paused vaccination of students until further notice. The SHC may only vaccinate students.

Students wishing to be vaccinated through the SHC should send a secure email message through their My Health Portal indicating their interest and requesting that their name be added to the list. 

In addition to the SHC, students will be able to access the vaccine through the various distribution sites in the county where they reside. We encourage students and employees to get vaccinated through other means if options are made available, such as through MyTurn, your healthcare provider, CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens, Safeway, or a local clinic.