Sept. 13 - Monkeypox vaccine availability, town hall tomorrow
Wall art frames a worker in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
n this continuing series, UCI experts answer questions about COVID-19, variants, monkeypox, vaccinations and Work Reimagined. Submit questions via email.
Today’s question is answered by David Souleles, director, Campus Public Health Response Team:
When and where is the monkeypox vaccine being offered by the county?
The Orange County Health Care Agency is providing first and second doses of the Jynneos vaccine for monkeypox. To get vaccinated, you must attest that you meet any of the criteria for those at highest risk by going to the Othena website, where you can also book an appointment for vaccination. Because of a limited vaccine supply, an appointment is preferred; however, walk-ins will be taken care of if enough vaccine is available that day. Vaccine clinic information is as follows:
Every Wednesday and Friday in September, as well as Oct. 5 and 7, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Venue: Social Services Agency Central Regional Office, 2020 W. Walnut St., Santa Ana 92703
For more information, visit the OCHCA monkeypox vaccine page.
UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
Reminder: Work Reimagined Town Hall tomorrow
Staff are reminded to register for the special town hall introducing the new Work Reimagined program, Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This virtual town hall features:
Welcome by Chancellor Howard Gillman
Trends in the Workplace by Dean Ian O. Williamson, Paul Merage School of Business
The Work Reimagined Program by Ramona Agrela, vice chancellor and chief human resources officer
Case Study – Applying Work Reimagined at Student Affairs by Willie Banks, vice chancellor
Work Reimagined at UCI Health by Chad T. Lefteris, CEO
Q&A moderated by Pamela James, executive director, campus HR
Registration is required at:
Live Spanish translation and closed captions will be available.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
Understanding UC’s new tuition plan
UC has a new way to help families plan for the cost of college. Starting this fall, undergraduate tuition is set at the time a student enrolls and should stay unchanged for up to six years, absent any action by the UC Board of Regents. UC has also expanded grants and scholarships to help students cover the cost of their education.
UC nabs top spots in 2022-23 U.S. News rankings
Six University of California campuses ranked among the top 10 public universities in the United States, with UC Berkeley and UCLA tying for first place, UCI tied for eighth with UC San Diego, and all nine UC undergraduate campuses in the top 45, according to the 2022-23 Best Colleges rankings, published Monday by U.S. News & World Report.
Balancing Work and Life
Thursday, noon (sponsored by HR Wellness)
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UCI IN THE NEWS
Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.
8 ways to feel less anxious about things beyond your control
The Washington Post, Sept. 13
Cited: Roxane Cohen Silver, Distinguished Professor of psychological science, public health and medicine
Democracy, are you OK? What recent history tells us about the state of politics
NPR (audio), Sept. 13
Cited: Shawn Rosenberg, professor of political science and psychology
Extreme heat disparities: Feds address effects in LGBTQIA communities
Spectrum News 1, Aug. 31
Cited: Michael Mendéz, assistant professor of urban planning and public policy
UCI Social Sciences tweeted: “New book alert: Riding the Academic Freedom Train, co-authored by UCI social sciences prof Jeanett Castellanos, presents culturally responsive, multigen mentoring model to help students - particularly underrepresented and first gen undergrads thrive”
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COVID-19 NOTIFICATION AND RESOURCES
4 new campus cases
On Monday, UCI recorded four new student cases of COVID-19. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
Upload your vaccine and booster records
Potential workplace exposure
UCI provides this notification of a potential workplace COVID-19 exposure. Employees and subcontractors who were in these locations on the dates listed may have been exposed to the coronavirus. You may be entitled to various benefits under applicable federal and state laws and University-specific policies and agreements. The full notification is available on the UCI Forward site. If you have been identified as a close contact to a COVID-19 case, the UCI Contact Tracing Program will contact you and provide additional direction.
For COVID-19 questions
UCI Forward - information on campus status and operational updates
UCI Health COVID-19 Updates - important information related to UCI Health
UCI Coronavirus Response Center - available at email@example.com or via phone at (949) 824-9918
Contact Tracing and Vaccine Navigation Services - assistance with vaccines and vaccine uploads; available at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (949) 824-2300
Program in Public Health chatline - answers to questions about COVID-19
For questions specific to your personal health situation, please contact your doctor or healthcare provider.