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Community college leaders support vaccinations as path to reopening


Last updated 3/24/2021 at 11:26am

Craig Haukom

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Craig Haukom, a firefighter/paramedic from the Barona Fire Department, administers a COVID-19 vaccine during the San Diego County Operation Collaboration event at the Palomar College Fallbrook Education Center Friday, March 12.

SAN MARCOS – Palomar College joined with the leaders of the 10 community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties in issuing a statement urging their employees and students to get a vaccination protecting them against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible.

The colleges, which serve more than 200,000 students in the two-county area, have been offering mostly online learning for the 2020-2021 academic year because of the pandemic. Only a limited number of classes and labs that train essential workers have been offered at the college campuses.

"Widespread vaccinations will allow our colle...

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