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County of Orange Opens COVID-19 Mobile Clinic Site at Christ Cathedral
Santa Ana, Calif. (March 10, 2021) – Today, the County of Orange is opening a COVID-19 Mobile Clinic vaccination site at Christ Cathedral in Garden Grove.
Beginning today, the Christ Cathedral Mobile Clinic will operate on three successive Wednesdays for first-dose Pfizer vaccinations and three consecutive Wednesdays for second-dose vaccinations. Vaccinations are by appointment only and are scheduled from 9 am – 2:30 pm.
“This pandemic has shined a spotlight on the importance of strong community partnerships and working together in service to our community,” said Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors Andrew Do, who represents the First District. “We appreciate the Diocese of Orange for their ongoing participation on our OC COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, statement of support of vaccination for parishioners, and offer of this physical space to promote equitable vaccine distribution.”
In partnership with the Catholic health systems and Catholic Charities throughout the Golden State, the Catholic Bishops of California issued a statement urging all Californians to receive a vaccination to prevent the continued spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has claimed the lives of more than two million people worldwide. It is available in both English and Spanish here: https://www.rcbo.org/diocese-of-orange-bishops-statement-vaccinate-to-protect-health-of-yourself-and-your-community/
“This Mobile Clinic is yet another step the County is taking to vaccinate eligible residents in disadvantaged communities who are highly impacted by COVID-19, said Vice Chairman and Fourth District Supervisor Doug Chaffee. “We know we have communities which have been hit hard by COVID-9, and we will continue to take actions to meet their needs.”
Mobile Clinics serve eligible individuals in communities most affected by COVID-19. The County collaborates with community partners to address vulnerable populations in underserved areas, identifying eligible individuals aged 65 and older who may not have access to technology and scheduling vaccination appointments at Mobile Clinics.
“With more vaccines becoming available, the County’s latest Mobile Clinic will help bring us one step closer to leading normal lives again,” said Third District Supervisor Don Wagner. “The County is working fast to vaccinate those most vulnerable to the virus, but getting everyone their doses remains a function of time and vaccine availability. However, I am confident we are up to the task.”
The Operation Independence Incident Management Team (IMT) was established on December 31, 2020. The IMT is a unified command with representatives from the OC Health Care Agency (HCA), the Orange County Fire Authority and other fire service agencies in Orange County, Orange County’s Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement agencies, the County of Orange County Executive Office (CEO) and other County agencies.
“Mobile vaccine clinics play a critical role in combatting COVID-19 throughout Orange County,” said Fifth District Supervisor Lisa Bartlett. “While there are several channels for receiving a vaccine, smaller Mobile Clinics, such as this, increase vaccination opportunities for those targeted communities who may have limited ability to go to a Super POD site or other healthcare provider.”