Elk Grove Unified, California Northstate University teaming to vaccinate teachers & staff for COVID-19

This afternoon California Northstate University announced it has teamed with Elk Grove Unified School District to vaccinate the district's teachers and staff.

In their statement, the Elk Grove-based medical and pharmacy school that starting this week, 450 district employees per day can be processed for the COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccinations started this afternoon and are expected to be completed within three weeks. 

“We want to support the Elk Grove school district, help get students back into the classroom and give parents the opportunity to return to work,” Dr. Alvin Cheung, President and Chief Executive Officer of California Northstate University said in the press release. “This is a contributing effort towards Elk Grove’s COVID-19 economic response plan and helping businesses be ready to resume full operations.”

The clinic will be open from 4-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 2-5 pm on Fridays, and is open to all school districts in Sacramento County.

Vaccination of teachers and school employees has been viewed as a crucial element in safely reopening schools for in-class instruction. Elk Grove schools were one of the first districts in California to cancel in-class instruction last March as the COVID-19 pandemic started

“Our entire school district and the two hundred Elk Grove Unified volunteers who stepped forward to help out greatly appreciate the collaboration with the CNU Team as we all work together to safely bring students back to school,” EGUSD Superintendent Christopher Hoffman said in the statement. 

The CNU campus in Elk Grove has been designated by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) as one of the primary public sites for COVID-19 vaccinations and is following protocols as guided by California Department of Public Health in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control. 

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