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2/21/2021 - Opportunity for Vaccine Appointments for Education Workers 65 Years of Age and Older

To: Caltech Community Members
From: Caltech COVID-19 Vaccine Working Group

Caltech was notified today that the City of Pasadena is inviting education and childcare workers living or working in the city to register to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine through walk-up clinics this week. The opportunity is being offered by appointment only through the Pasadena Public Health Department in partnership with Huntington Hospital, 711 S. Fairmount Avenue.

Appointments for the clinic are available Monday, February 22 through Thursday, February 25 (individual links to schedule an appointment are below). This clinic is only open to individuals who age 65 or older, and who are education workers who live or work Pasadena. Proof of age and Pasadena residency or eligible employment in Pasadena will be required at the time of vaccination. Individuals without an appointment will NOT be able to receive a vaccine.

To sign up for an appointment, please fill out the questionnaire in the appointment links below. If you have any questions about the registration process or need additional assistance, please reach out to the Citizen's Service Center at (626) 744-7311, or by e-mail at csc@cityofpasadena.net.  The citizen service center is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Clinic Appointment Links by Date

Friends and family members accompanying the vaccine recipient will not be eligible to receive a shot at this time. If you get to the 7th screen and all options are grayed out/not able to be selected, that means the clinic is full and there are no available appointments. As future appointments become available, the Pasadena Public Health Department will notify you by email. Please do not contact the hospital directly as the Pasadena Public Health Department is administering this clinic and future clinics.

At this time, the vaccine that is being offered at the clinic is Pfizer vaccine. These vaccines are very safe and effective. If you have any questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, please go to https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Pfizer-BioNTech.html.

Pasadena Public Health encourages everyone who receives a COVID-19 vaccine to sign up for V-Safe, the CDC's after-vaccination health checker. Your participation will be helpful even if you do not experience any side effects after vaccination. Common side effects of receiving the vaccine are injection site pain, arm soreness, headaches, and fatigue. These are signs your body is building an immune response. Not everyone experiences side effects.