SEASIDE, Calif. (KION) Seaside High held an MPUSD vaccine clinic on Wednesday for all students within the Monterey Peninsula Unified School School District, 16 and older.
The Seaside clinic was brought together by local organization like All In Monterey, a volunteer group started at the beginning if the pandemic who saw a need in the community and provides services like food drives, general information related to COVID, and now is facilitating vaccine clinics in Monterey County. They also partnered with CAP RX in Pacific Grove who helped supply the Pfizer vaccine for the clinic. Organizers feel it's one step towards herd immunity.
"We just want to make sure that we stop the spread and like I said, with them returning to school, hanging out with their friends, playing sports, it was important for me to be able to offer the Pfizer vaccine to them," says Tanya Kosta, president of All In Monterey.
One Monterey High School student say's he's cautiously optimistic about life going back to normal and hopes that we don't see another wave.
"Yeah, we have the vaccine now but it doesn't make you immune, it makes you more resistant so like just caution. I want it to be over but I also don't want to, in that eagerness to be done with COVID, I don't want to cause more COVID," says the student.
Another student from Monterey High School says she can't wait to go back to in-person learning.
"It feels pretty good and I'm hopeful that I'll be able to go back to school and do the activities that I used to do now," says the student.
Students told KION they waited for 2 hours on average and hope that their wait time is shorter for the next clinic.