El Centro Regional Medical Center vaccinates MDs

File photo: Xiomara Soriano, medical assistant, prepares a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a press conference where hospital physicians were given their vaccinations at El Centro Regional Medical Center. 

Includes high-risk individuals working in education, childcare, emergency services and food and agriculture.

IMPERIAL COUNTY – Imperial County Health Officials announced beginning this week, COVID-19 vaccines will be available to additional sectors in Phase 1B, Tier 1.   This includes high-risk individuals working in education, childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture.  Public Health officials are working directly with employers in these sectors to provide vaccination dates and location information to those who qualify.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer vaccines to these additional sectors as more vaccine is being made available to Imperial County,” said Janette Angulo, Imperial County Public Health Department Director, in the press release.   “We’ve been collaborating with an array of partners to start the rollout of the vaccine to Phase 1B, Tier 1 sectors in a coordinated way.  Because so much of our population consists of individuals working in food and agriculture and education, we’re extremely grateful to Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association, Imperial County Farm Bureau, Imperial County Office of Education and others for their partnership in these efforts.”  

Close to 2,000 doses of vaccines are scheduled to arrive by the middle of this week to start vaccinating Phase 1B, Tier 1 sectors, including education and food and agriculture as soon as this coming Friday, the release said.  

Vaccination efforts for those 65 and older continues throughout the County as more private providers receive vaccine supplies, per the release.   Local providers are expected to receive approximately 3,600 doses this week to vaccinate people 65 and older.  For a list of providers who may have vaccines available, please visit the Imperial County Public Health Department COVID-19 vaccine information page.  

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit the Imperial County Public Health Department website.

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