February 15, 2021

Hospital allows Los Gatos teachers to be inoculated ahead of state schedule with Superintendent blessing

Santa Clara County health officials are withholding COVID-19 vaccines from a hospital after it offered the vaccine to about 65 teachers and staffers from a wealthy school district in Silicon Valley, skipping people older than 65 and health care workers.

Teachers and staff at Los Gatos Union School District received an email last Thursday by Superintendent Paul Johnson offering vaccines ahead of schedule.

In the email, first reported by the San Jose Spotlight news outlet, Johnson said the hospital’s offer was made in gratitude because the district raised funds for 3,500 meals that went to frontline workers at Good Samaritan and another hospital.

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