Partnership with Sharp Hospital Underscores College’s Commitment to Doing its Part to Help Bring Pandemic to an End
CHULA VISTA, Calif.—On Thursday, January 21, students from the Marsha Fuerst School of Nursing at
Glendale Career College (GCC) helped give Covid-19 vaccines to more than 1,800 individuals at a new
vaccination superstation at the old Sears building in Chula Vista, California. Managed in cooperation by
Sharp HealthCare, the city of Chula Vista, and San Diego County, the superstation is the second such site
of its kind in the region.
GCC President Mitchell Fuerst and Chief Operating Officer Beylor Meza also volunteered at the
vaccination site Thursday. “It was extraordinary to see our nursing students getting vaccines to those
who are most vulnerable in our communities,” Fuerst shared. “We are so proud of the way they have
continued to rise to the challenge during these unprecedented times.”
Sharp Hospital CEO Scott Evans served as the on-site manager in Chula Vista on Thursday. Evans, an
alumnus of GCC’s sister school, North-West College, explained that the site is just beginning to increase
its vaccination capacity.
“Right now we are scaling it to be able to deliver 5,000 vaccines on any given day,” Evans said. “And we
really do believe we can scale up higher than that. We designed this to accommodate an even higher
capacity. We will start today with 1,800 vaccines being given.”