Get Scheduled For Your Vaccine
Sprouts Workers United and UFCW Local 770 have teamed up with Curative to help provide vaccines to grocery workers in LA County.
UFCW 770 is the union for grocery workers in LA County. They represent 31,000 workers and receive a weekly allotment of vaccine appointments to distribute to all frontline grocery workers, both union and non-union.
Through this partnership, grocery workers who work or live in LA County can sign-up to be contacted by the union for a vaccine appointment.
Q: How does this registration process work?
A: When a vaccine appointment becomes available, we will send you a text message with a special link to schedule your appointment. Our allotment of appointments changes week to week so filling out this registration form does not guarantee you will receive an appointment.
Q: How do I prove I'm eligible?
A: Document(s) are needed to show all 3 of the following:
(Note: One document may cover more than one requirement e.g. if your paystub shows an address in LA County.)
Photo ID (Does not have to be government-issued), and
Proof that you live or work in LA County (if your other documents do not include your work or home address), and
Proof that you are a food or agricultural worker (e.g. your name badge, a pay stub, or a photo of your schedule)
Q: What is UFCW Local 770?
A: UFCW is America's Food and Retail Union, representing 1.3 million public-sector workers nationwide. Local 770 has been servicing workers in LA County since 1937. They work to guarantee grocery workers wages the reflect the cost of living, steady and flexible schedules, and a voice in their workplace -- all backed by a union contract.
You can learn more about Local 770 by visiting their website or following them on Facebook.
Q: What is Sprouts Workers United?
A: Sprouts Workers United is a community of workers, backed by UFCW, who want to make Sprouts Farmers Market a better place to work for all Sprouties.
Sprouts is one of the fastest-growing grocers in the country and claims to be committed to healthy living – we want to see that commitment reflected in its policies and behaviors toward workers, not just in the products they sell.
To learn more about what we're doing to make change at Sprouts, you can join our community on Facebook or talk to an organizer.
Q: What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?
A: You may get side-effects, like the ones after the flu vaccine or shingles vaccine. Side-effects are more common after the second dose and in younger people. They usually do not last long, and you should feel better within a day or two. They may include:
Fever and muscle aches
Sore or red arm
Side effects are normal and a sign that the vaccine is working. It shows your body is learning to fight a germ and build up immunity. It is important to get the second dose even if you get side effects after the first dose.
Q: What is in the COVID-19 vaccine?
A: The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines contain mRNA, lipids (fats), salts, sugars and buffers. Neither vaccine contains eggs, gelatin, latex, or preservatives. For a full list of ingredients, please see each vaccine’s Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Q: How many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will I need?
A: Most of the COVID-19 vaccines that are being tested are given in two doses a few weeks apart. It is important to get the same kind of vaccine for both doses.
The Pfizer vaccine is given as two doses 21 days apart. The Moderna vaccine needs 2 doses given 28 days apart. If you are late getting the second dose, you do not need to start over.
We don’t know how long the protection from the 2 doses of vaccine will last yet. This also means we don’t know if you will need to get a booster dose in the future.
Q: Can I stop wearing a mask once I am vaccinated?
A: No! It is important to continue to take precautions like washing hands, wearing masks and practicing physical distancing, even after you have had 2 doses of vaccine. This is because:
Two doses of vaccine are 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 illness. This is a really high level of protection for a vaccine. But it means there is still a chance that you could get sick with COVID-19, even after getting both doses.
We don’t know how well the vaccine stops the actual virus from being spread. Getting the vaccine stops the disease from making you feel sick, but you might still be able to spread it to others.
It takes up to 2 weeks after the last dose to get the best protection.
If you get COVID-19 after you have been vaccinated, you still need to isolate.