On January 29, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and Kaiser Permanente announced “Get Ready,” a large-scale school vaccination plan to equitably and safely vaccinate Washington educators and school staff when eligible under the state’s vaccination protocols.
On March 2, 2021, President Biden announced that he expects all K–12 school employees to receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before the end of March. To meet this directive, K–12 school employees were immediately moved to the currently eligible vaccination phase in Washington – Phase 1B, Tier 1.
Following the announcement from President Biden, school employees are now eligible across the country to be vaccinated. With this update, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Kaiser Permanente have approval to launch the “Get Ready” program.
Information about the Get Ready plan is available on the OSPI website at the following links:
- How-to for school employees who are Kaiser Permanente members
- How-to for school employees who are not Kaiser Permanente members
- Written Instructions: How to Sign-up for an Appointment with Kaiser Permanente
- FAQ: “Get Ready” COVID-19 Vaccination Plan for School Employees (Updated 3/4/2021)
Other vaccination opportunities
Last week, in an email to all OSD staff, we also encouraged employees to view the State Department of Health vaccine locator tool to locate other vaccination opportunities. The providers are listed by county.