San Diego to offer COVID-19 vaccines to police, teachers, farm workers and others starting Saturday
This Saturday, San Diego County will begin vaccinating police officers, teachers, farm workers and many others in a bid to broaden immunity against the coronavirus.
All in all, 500,000 San Diegans who fall into the categories of emergency services; childcare and education; and food and agriculture will be eligible for their shots.
Vaccination for some in these groups will be handled through targeted efforts. For instance, K-12 teachers and staff will be immunized through a program led by the San Diego County Office of Education and California Schools Voluntary Employees Benefits Association (VEBA), an organization that offers health care benefits to school employees.
Vaccine doses will be prioritized to school staff in districts that are open or plan to open. Within those districts,…