Starting in December, people included in Phase 1a of vaccination, such as healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents, were recommended for the COVID vaccination.
Now that everyone who is 16 or older is eligible for the vaccination, there are more opportunities to register. One way is to go through myturn.ca.gov, which is for residents in California. After filling in the personal information, people can choose the date and time, mostly set so that there is a span of at least 21 days after the first dose of vaccination. For some districts, high school seniors are given priority in receiving the vaccination, and they are allowed to take at most 2 more people to be vaccinated with them.
When waiting in line, vaccination cards are handed out, which includes the name, date of birth, product of vaccine, healthcare professional/clinic site, and the date of the vaccination. After receiving the dose, most sites require people to stay for 15 minutes to see whether or not a side-effect might arise, and are given warnings about other medication or activities that are restricted during a certain span of time. Recently, there was a notice that there are fake vaccination cards being spread aound, and the FBI sent out a notice about how it violates the Title 18 United States Code. There are also possibilities that mutations will occur, such as the incidents in India recently, which might cause the entire nation to return to quarantine until a new vaccine is developed.
For the area of Glendale California, there is an opportunity to volunteer at Glendale Community College, where people are being vaccinated. The Adventist Glendale and GCC are partnering to provide a clinic where high school students can volunteer and even receive their vaccination after helping out. Of course, it is optional, but highly recommended. The type of vaccination will depend on the supply at the location, but the same vaccine used on the patients will be used on the students. Starting from April 10th, the clinic will be on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 7AM to 5PM. The shifts will be every 5 hours, and lunch, snack, and shirt for the volunteers will be given for free.
Various opportunities are given for the vaccination, and even though some have higher risks than others, it is better to receive the vaccination as quickly as possible, especially as schools reopen, as well as most of the shops and other social workplaces. However, it is essential to continue wearing a mask until the situation is over, so that society will return to its normal state once again.