Benicia Unified School District

Update from Superintendent Dr. Young 2/26/2021

Category(s): Latest News | nCoV

Posted On: February 26, 2021

Dear Staff and Community.

Good afternoon, everyone.   As we continue to focus on vaccine availability and clinics, I am providing the following information.  

There was a vaccine clinic today at the Solano County Office of Education.  As I noted in my last communication, school districts that have been providing in-person instruction prior to February 15th are being prioritized and will be for the next clinic that is tentatively scheduled for the second week of March.  As of 1:00 p.m. today, approximately 1,800 out of 8,500 Solano County educators were vaccinated.  

The next level of prioritization is for school districts who have not yet provided in-person instruction.  Fortunately, we learned yesterday that Governor Newsom is setting aside  10% of vaccine availability for education employees.  This will be in addition to what counties are already receiving.  

As a reminder, the Solano County Office of Education is responsible, not individual school districts, for working directly with the Solano County Health Department in the organization of vaccination clinics.  The following links provide more information on the Governors’ newest vaccine availability plan.

Additional Vaccination Clinic Information From Solano County Public Health: 

Through our partnership with Kaiser Permanente, NorthBay Healthcare, Medic Ambulance, Touro University, Solano County Fairgrounds and Vacaville Fire Department, two vaccine clinics are now available for Solano County residents aged 75+, 65-74 with underlying health conditions, healthcare workers, first responders, and tier groups that are currently eligible to get vaccinated (see vaccine rollout by phase and tier for more information).

The vaccine is available for eligible individuals, regardless of health care provider or insurance coverage. Individuals will automatically register for the second dose at the same time of their scheduled appointment for the first dose (four weeks after the first appointment). They will be receiving the Moderna vaccine.

TOMORROW, February 27, 2021
Solano County Fairgrounds Expo Hall
900 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA
Register through

MONDAY, March 1, 2021
Markham Elementary School
101 Markham Ave, Vacaville, CA
Register through

Information about both clinics has been added to our Solano Public Health Facebook page,

Covid-19 Safety Plan:  Our Covid-19 Safety Plan is posted on our District website and has been submitted to the Solano County Office of Education and Solano County Health Department.   

On we go!
Charles Young, Ed.D.