Vaccines are one of the tools we have to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and Special Olympics Southern California wants to make sure you have information and resources regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.
We encourage everyone who has access to the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. Studies show that the vaccines are very effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. By getting vaccinated, you may also help protect people around you. If you have questions about the vaccine, you should contact your health care professional.
The State of California announced today that Californians with disabilities and who are at higher risk from COVID-19 are eligible for vaccination. You can find more information at https://covid19.ca.gov/vaccines/ and https://www.dds.ca.gov/corona-virus-information-and-resources/ if you are considering getting vaccinated.
How to sign up to get vaccinated
- Visit myturn.ca.gov
- Call (833) 422-4255
- Continue protecting yourself from getting COVID-19
You still need to protect yourself if you have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine. Wear your mask. Wash your hands often. Practice social distancing. Right now, experts don’t know how long the vaccine will protect you. It’s a good idea to continue following the guidelines from your local health authorities. We know that not everyone has access to the vaccine right now. It’s still important to protect yourself and others.