Uber And Lyft Will Give Free Rides To COVID-19 Vaccination Spots
Anyone needing a ride to get a COVID-19 vaccine shot will be able to get a free trip from the ride-sharing companies Lyft and Uber, the White House announced Tuesday, in the latest push to encourage Americans to get vaccinated.
Board Policy 5210: Communicable Disease
The MiraCosta Community College District is committed to providing a safe and healthy campus. The district shall establish administrative procedures necessary to assure cooperation with local public health officials in measures necessary for the prevention and control of communicable diseases.
SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes, COVID-19, is a global pandemic and has resulted in widespread illness and death worldwide, in the United States, and in California.
In furtherance of this commitment, the district shall establish administrative procedures regarding COVID-19 vaccination to mitigate the risks surrounding exposure to COVID-19. These administrative procedures will require that all students who are on district premises for any face-to-face instructional and student support activities (e.g., office hours, classes, library, tutoring, etc.) have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The district will accept any COVID-19 vaccine that has been Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Emergency Use Authorized (EUA) and/or has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Exemptions from these vaccine requirements are specified in AP 5210.
The COVID Vaccine is Available for Everyone Over the Age of 16
Effective April 15, 2021, vaccinations are being provided to everyone age 16+.
Scheduling Your Vaccination Appointment
- Healthcare Provider: If you have a doctor or are enrolled with a local healthcare
system, please work with them to schedule an appointment. Many providers are notifying
their patients directly with next steps to receive the COVID-19 vaccine based on federal
and state guidance.
- County Locations: If you are unable to get the COVID-19 vaccine from a healthcare provider, the County of San Diego and its partners are offering vaccinations to individuals in eligible priority groups. Appointment information for County vaccination super stations and PODs is available online at www.VaccinationSuperStationSD.com.
While vaccines have arrived in the region, supplies remain extremely limited. Please be patient—as supply increases, providers will be able to perform more vaccinations. Please note that vaccination appointments are limited and subject to vaccine availability.
Before Your Vaccination Appointment
- Take it easy the night before to ensure potential symptoms are not a result of other unrelated activities.
- Anticipate the COVID-19 vaccines may cause minor side effects in some people, like sore muscles, feeling tired, or mild fever.
- Do not take acetaminophen or ibuprofen in anticipation of potentially having side effects from the vaccine. Taking these medications for the purpose of preventing post-vaccination symptoms is not currently recommended.
- When you go to your appointment, remember to:
- Watch your distance - stay at least 6 feet away from others.
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth.
During Your Vaccination Appointment
- A COVID-19 vaccination card will be given to you when you receive your first dose of the vaccine. It will list:
- The type of vaccine you received.
- The date you received it.
- Where you received it.
- Keep this vaccination card in a safe place and bring it with you to your second dose appointment.
- If you have a smartphone with you, it is recommended you take a picture of your vaccination card in case you misplace the physical card between appointments.
- You will also receive a fact sheet that tells you more about the COVID-19 vaccine you received.
- You will be monitored for allergic reactions on-site for 15-30 minutes.
- You will be advised to register for v-safe for:
- Personalized health check-ins,
- Reminders to get your second dose,
- Quickly tells the CDC if you have any side effects, and after getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Thank you for your ongoing understanding as we strive to provide accurate and timely information in a time of constant fluctuation. For all other questions or comments, please email HR_Department@miracosta.edu.
Frequently Asked Questions
To make it easier for San Diegans to make an appointment to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, the County launched a new interactive map showing all the vaccination sites.
People in Phase 1A and 65 years and older can now make appointments through the new English and Spanish site, which, when fully developed, will be very similar to the one used to find testing sites. Note the newest vaccination “super station” serving North County San Diego at CSU San Marcos opening January 31.
The new map allows users to pick a location and connects them to the appointment system for that site. You can access the map by visiting www.vaccinationsuperstationsd.com.