Tulare County accelerates COVID-19 vaccination efforts

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As more vaccine supply is delivered to Tulare County, area healthcare providers, pharmacy partners, and state-sponsored OptumServe locations have joined Tulare County Public Health in getting eligible residents throughout Tulare County vaccinated for COVID-19. Healthcare workers, residents age 65 and older, and frontline workers in education and childcare, food and agriculture, and public safety are currently eligible to receive the much sought-after vaccine.

“We welcome the much-needed assistance from our area healthcare providers and community health partners in getting our community vaccinated for COVID-19,” said Dr. Karen Haught, Tulare County Public Health Officer. “It’s our mission to provide the COVID vaccine to those currently eligible who wish to receive it. This vaccine is our best line of defense against the COVID-19 virus as we look to build immunity in our community and ultimately bring this horrible pandemic to an end.”  

Vaccine supply remains VERY LIMITED and more appointments will open as more vaccine arrives. County officials announce a variety of partners are joining the effort to ramp up COVID vaccinations in Tulare County, including numerous healthcare providers now receiving direct allocations of vaccine and local pharmacy locations through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership. The State of California is now providing vaccinations at some COVID testing sites in the county powered by OptumServe.

Residents may visit the Tulare County COVID website at: https://covid19.tularecounty.ca.gov/covid-19-vaccine/ for the latest information on how to obtain an appointment.

 

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