Safeway partners with WCCUSD to provide back-to-school vaccines

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Safeway partners with WCCUSD to provide back-to-school vaccines
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By Kathy Chouteau

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) and Safeway are teaming up to host a clinic on Monday, July 26 that will provide free, required school vaccines, as well as the COVID-19 vaccine, to district students.

The clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Richmond High School, 1250 23rd St. in Richmond.

Vaccines that are required by the district for K-12 grade students to return to school include Polio, Hep B, MMR, Varicella, DTAP and TDAP, according to Robert Jordan, communications director for the WCUSD. Learn more here.

Jordan said the district “strongly urges” students who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to get it. Currently, students 12 years and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.

WCCUSD students can sign up here for the July 26 clinic.  Families should provide info about the vaccine their student needs and sign-up for an available appointment, said the WCCUSD.

Families are also asked by the district to complete a vaccine consent form that is available in English and Spanish and bring it to their appointment along with their student’s immunization records, if possible. Those students with health insurance should also bring their health insurance card to the appointment.

Students who receive the COVID-19 vaccine at Richmond High School will be given a flyer and QR code to book their second vaccine appointment at any Safeway pharmacy, including El Cerrito and Hercules on San Pablo Avenue.

Sign-up for all vaccine appointments here.