Mt. SAC May Become Vaccination Distribution Center, Plans for Return to Campus

With vaccines becoming widely available, Mt. SAC is planning for a return to campus in the upcoming Fall semester


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Mt. SAC is working with public health officials to consider the possibility of becoming a vaccine distribution center, according to a Jan. 21 Newsroom report.

According to the report, the first batch of vaccinations are already available to long time care center residents and medical staff, which includes Mt. SAC’s medical workers. Phase 1B Tier 1 of vaccinations also includes educators and children, “which includes employees at Mt. SAC.” LA County Public Health officials estimate the timeline to be closer to early February, with the general population to have vaccines available some time in the spring.

The vaccine requires two doses, which are 94-95% effective against COVID-19. More information can be found at the California Department of Public Heath website.

As a result of the vaccines, Mt. SAC officials are also are planning for a return to campus for the Fall 2021 semester.  “Spring classes will continue to be held primarily online, giving time for the vaccine to become widely available,” read a Newsroom report also released on Jan. 21.