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COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Now Available to Employees

BCPH is preparing to vaccinate all Chico State faculty and staff who volunteer including state, Associated Students, and Chico State Enterprises employees. Employees may begin making appointments January 14.

Announced: January 13, 2020, 7:20 p.m.

To: Faculty and Staff 
From: Emergency Operations Center 

Earlier this afternoon we announced that Butte County Public Health (BCPH) has placed a priority on vaccinating Chico State faculty and staff, including Chico State Enterprises and Associated Students staff, who volunteer for the COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccination is not mandatory. 

Per the recommendation of BCPH, vaccine appointment sign-ups with Enloe Medical Center will be on a first-come, first-served basis to ensure all slots are filled. Tomorrow, January 14, Enloe will begin taking calls between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to schedule appointments, which will take place as early as next week. To assist Enloe with the large call volume, employees should wait to make their appointment until the day designated for their last name grouping. (All employees who want a vaccine will receive one, so don't worry if you're in a later grouping.) 

Last Name Grouping to Schedule Appointments 

  • A–D | Thursday, January 14 
  • E–K | Friday, January 15 
  • L–P | Tuesday, January 19 
  • Q–V | Wednesday, January 20 
  • W–Z | Thursday, January 21 

If an employee misses their appointment scheduling day, they should call at their earliest convenience. 

Important details regarding scheduling your appointment 

  • Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, call 530-332-9520 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on your last name grouping day.  
  • When you call to schedule, appointments will be made for both the initial and second doses of the vaccine. The time span between appointments will be dependent on the manufacturer of the vaccine (21 days vs. 28 days). You will receive either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.  
  • Vaccinations will be administered at the clinic at 1601 Esplanade, at the corner of Sixth Avenue and The Esplanade, across the street from the hospital. 
  • The vaccination clinic is open 7 days a week, 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. (except holidays). 
  • Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for your scheduled appointment due to limited waiting space.  
  • Your Wildcat ID card will be required as evidence of your employment with Chico State. 
  • Wear a short-sleeve shirt, if possible, and do not attend the clinic if you are feeling unwell or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • Please only call the appointment phone number when you are ready to schedule. For general vaccine questions, please visit Butte County's COVID-19 Vaccine website or Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Vaccine website. Other questions about COVID-19 should be directed to the campus' COVID-19 Hotline at 530-898-2222. 
  • BCPH asks that you review the attachments to this message prior to scheduling your appointment.      

Vaccination appointments can be scheduled during an employee's work schedule, however time away from work should be coordinated with your appropriate administrator. If additional time off is required due to post-vaccine side effects, employees will need to utilize available leave credits for the additional time away in accordance with the applicable bargaining unit agreement. 

These appointments are for Chico State, CSE, and AS staff and faculty only and must be scheduled with Enloe Medical Center. Student employees are not included in this phase of vaccinations. BCPH has not reached the vaccination tier for Chico State students yet. Students should refer to the State of California COVID Vaccination Prioritization Tier and their local public health department for vaccine availability.  

We recognize this is a short timeline but don't want to delay this valuable opportunity for those who wish to be vaccinated. Our Vaccination Information webpage will be updated regularly as we get more information and details about our vaccine allotment. 

While this vaccine rollout is wonderful and exciting news, everyone should continue to take precautions to slow the spread, as it will take time for our campus and greater community to reach the immunity levels where we can ease our precautions. As cases continue to remain elevated in Butte County and statewide, we need to continue wearing face coverings, maintaining six feet of physical distance from others, and not gathering with people outside our households.