SACRAMENTO - On February 23, 2021, CalHR announced to CSLEA and state Bargaining Units a plan to supplement existing COVID-19 vaccine providers across the state with clinics for state employees that will be set up at designated state department locations. This is a pilot program for eligible employees in the Phase 1B, Tier 1 job categories as outlined by the California Department of Public Health, including, emergency services, food and agriculture, and education and childcare.
- California Highway Patrol,
- CAL FIRE; CalOES,
- California Department of Food and Agriculture,
- Department of Justice,
- Department of Parks and Recreation,
- Department of Fish & Wildlife, Caltrans,
- Department of Rehabilitation,
- and Department of Education
According to CalHR:
“Accessing the vaccine through these clinics is completely voluntary. Employees may opt to arrange to receive their vaccinations at other county clinics, pharmacies, or through their own health provider. The purpose of these clinics is to provide a convenient opportunity for state employees and to assist counties with the delivery of vaccines.
Eligible employees will receive an email from their department with the date, time and location of the vaccine clinic in their county. The email will include a link to the enrollment page for the company, Color, which is administering the vaccines at the site.
The first clinic is scheduled for March 4 and 5 in Fresno County. Once the times and location are confirmed, eligible employees working in Fresno County will receive an email from their departments.”