By Mia Randall Eagle Eye News Editor
On May 19, a vaccination clinic was held at Encina Preparatory High School for students, staff and families in the surrounding community and schools. Anyone was allowed to access the vaccine as long as they were over 12 years of age, but with a parent or guardian present if they were under 18.
Encina was the first of many different locations where vaccination clinics will be hosted with community partners such as Rite Aid. The next upcoming vaccination clinic will be at Bella Vista High School on May 26.
SJUSD Senior Director of Community Relations Trent Allen explained that this won’t be the only opportunity to get a vaccination.
“Encina was selected as the first location after considering other community sites where vaccinations are currently available as well as accessibility to transportation and health care providers in specific regions of the district,” Allen said.
The Bella Vista clinic won’t be the last either as he adds on saying that more clinics will be located in other sections around the district and announced once plans are finalized.
An incoming student to El Camino, Kaeli Stowell (‘25) was pleased with the vaccination experience at Encina.
“It was quick and the staff working the clinic were very helpful and knowledgeable. The clinic actually wasn’t as busy as I expected it to be and this helped with getting in and out as quickly as we did,” Stowell said.
She adds on saying that she was very comfortable getting the vaccine knowing that as an athlete, she would be able to travel safely for meets and games.
Visit this link to schedule an appointment for the next vaccination clinic and to learn more about the specific details. Sign up now for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic on May 26 (sanjuan.edu)