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COVID-19 Vaccine

The Hayward Unified School District is working to create the safest learning spaces possible. The latest studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that vaccinated people were nearly five times less likely to get infected and 10 times less likely to get so sick they ended up in the hospital. The HUSD School Board approved a resolution to mandate student vaccines for students ages 12 and older. Students must be fully vaccinated (two doses) by December 17, 2021 or submit to weekly testing. The mandate represents an opportunity to prevent in-school transmission and keep  students in class.

                                   

                    Get vaccinated at school                           

3:00pm -7:00pm (2:00pm start time on Wednesdays)

*Winton start time: 3:30 PM (both dates)

Location First Dose Second Dose
Hayward High School October 14 November  4
Mt. Eden High School October 15 November 5
Tennyson High School October 20 November 10
Brenkwitz High School October 21 November 12
Bret Harte Middle School October 22 November 17
Chavez Middle School October 27 November 18
Ochoa Middle School October 28 November 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School October 29 December 1
Winton Middle School November 3 December 2

 

                                                  

If you are 12 to 17 years old:

Your parent or legal guardian will need to consent on your behalf.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe?

Yes. The COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States meet the FDA’s rigorous standards for safety and effectiveness. Tens of millions of people in the United States have received COVID-19 vaccines, and all COVID vaccines will continue to be monitored for safety.

Serious health effects from vaccines are very rare. It’s highly unlikely that COVID-19 vaccines will cause long-term health problems. Also, there is no evidence at all that they will cause cancer or fertility problems in women or men.

Your risk for serious health problems is much lower from the vaccine than your risk if you’re unvaccinated and get COVID-19. COVID-19 can leave you with heart and lung damage and other conditions that require long-term treatment. Vaccines are much safer paths to immunity than the disease itself.


How well do the COVID-19 vaccines work?

All available COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective against severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID-19, including from the Delta variant.

Remember, to get the most protection from the vaccines, you need all the recommended doses:

  • The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines require two initial doses.
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine requires one initial dose.

If you meet the criteria for having a compromised immune system, you should get a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least 4 weeks after your second dose. An FDA and CDC review of data for Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine will determine whether a second dose is appropriate for people with compromised immune systems.


Why should I get vaccinated if I can still get infected with COVID-19?

It’s important to understand that infection doesn’t necessarily lead to illness. If you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the virus manages to enter your body and begins to multiply—that is, infect you—your immune system will be prepared to quickly recognize the virus and keep it from doing real damage. That’s why most people who get infected with COVID-19 despite being vaccinated—so-called breakthrough cases—have no symptoms (asymptomatic) or only mild-to-moderate illness.

Nearly everyone in the United States who is getting severely ill, needing hospitalization, and dying from COVID-19 is unvaccinated.

CDC recommends you get vaccinated as soon as you can.


Will the COVID-19 vaccines prevent me from infecting others?

COVID-19 vaccines reduce the likelihood that you’ll develop and be able to spread COVID-19. In rare occasions, some vaccinated people can get COVID-19 from the highly contagious Delta variant and spread it to others. Importantly, only a very small amount of spread happening around the country comes from vaccinated individuals.


Do the vaccines work on the new COVID variants?

Scientists continue to study different forms, or variants, of the virus that causes COVID-19 to see if the vaccines will work against them. Current data suggest that all COVID-19 vaccines recommended for use in the United States offer protection against most variants, including the highly contagious Delta variant. For this reason, COVID-19 vaccines are an essential tool to protect people against COVID-19, including illness caused by the new variants. CDC will continue to monitor the impact these new variants may have on how well the vaccines work.


Will the shot hurt or make me sick?

You might get sore muscles, feel tired, or have mild fever after getting vaccinated, but most people report only a sore arm where they got the shot. These reactions mean the vaccine is working to help teach your body how to fight COVID-19 if you are exposed. For most people, these side effects will go away on their own in a few days.


How do COVID-19 vaccines work?

Vaccines train your immune system to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. With vaccines, you can build immunity to a disease without getting the disease.


Do I need to get a vaccine if I’ve already had COVID-19?

Yes. Scientists don’t yet know how long natural antibodies in people who’ve had COVID- 19 will protect them from being reinfected.