Suddenly, child care workers risk being pushed to the back of the very long line for the Covid-19 vaccine. It could mean many more months of waiting before we get a vaccine.
We need your help to ensure child care workers are in the first group of essential workers to get vaccinated (after healthcare workers and longterm care residents), so we can protect vulnerable populations of children and supply critical care to healthcare workers.
Sign the petition to Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health
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Why is this important?
Vaccinating the early childcare workforce:
Enables front-line workers to do their job.
The childcare workforce must be protected if they are to continue to support our essential health workers by providing childcare to their families of frontline workers.
Protects vulnerable children.
We must protect those who care for our young children. Children under five are unable to socially distance and consistently wear masks making them an at risk population.
Helps families get back to work.
One survey showed 43% of families are struggling with care during the outbreak. Vaccinating the childcare workforce will ensure adequate staffing in childcare settings to remain open and allow families to work.