COVID Vaccines Available for Agricultural Workers in San Diego County
San Diego County has announced COVID vaccines will be available for the Food and Agricultural Sector beginning Saturday, February 27, 2021.
The San Diego County Farm Bureau is working closely with Supervisor Fletcher’s Office, CalFire and the Department of Public Health to distribute vaccines quickly to the farming community. To that end, CalFire will establish multiple rural farm sites across the county dedicated to vaccinating members of the agricultural workforce. The California Avocado Commission will provide additional information concerning these sites once it becomes available.
For those with private insurance, you are encouraged to contact your physician immediately to determine if they are distributing vaccines and to make an appointment. If you do not have private health insurance, appointments can be scheduled via the County’s website 2-1-1 beginning Saturday. Long delays are expected when trying to schedule appointments.
To verify you are eligible to receive a vaccine under the agricultural sector, bring one of the documents listed below. Please note that the Farm Bureau is aware that a significant portion of San Diego County growers may not be able to furnish these documents and so are advocating for additional solutions. We are hopeful this list of documents will be expanded in the future to be more favorable to producers.
An employee ID card
A paycheck stub or timesheet issued within the last 90 days
A letter on employer/company letterhead stating your name and employment status — permanent, probationary or temporary
A field worker training card
Copy of agricultural permit with employee name