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Vaccinations for School Employees

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Information about President Biden's Vaccine Announcement

On March 2, 2021, President Biden announced that he expects all K–12 school employees to receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before the end of March. To meet this directive, K–12 school employees were immediately moved to the currently eligible vaccination phase in Washington–Phase 1B, Tier 1, and can schedule appointments now. The state’s allocation of vaccine has increased only slightly so far, and progress is still being made to vaccinate all others eligible in the current phase. We urge school employees to remain patient, as vaccinations will be phased-in throughout the month.

OSPI/Kaiser Permanente 'Get Ready' Partnership

Superintendent Reykdal and Kaiser Permanente have partnered to announce "Get Ready," a large-scale school vaccination plan to equitably and safely vaccinate Washington educators and school staff when they become eligible under the state’s vaccination distribution plan. Kaiser Permanente will administer the vaccine through Kaiser Permanente owned and operated medical facilities. Following the announcement from President Biden, school employees are now eligible across the country to be vaccinated. With this update, OSPI and Kaiser Permanente have approval to launch the “Get Ready” program.

Getting an Appointment with Kaiser Permanente

More About the 'Get Ready' Plan