Addressing Community Concerns About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Sean Roberts and Miguel Zavala of Imperial Ambulance joined Sierra View Medical Center's Director of Quality and Patient Safety Lorena Camacho, BSN, RN, CPPS to answer some of the questions holding people back from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Roberts is a Paramedic and the Operations Supervisor at Imperial Ambulance and Zavala is an EMT. Together, they addressed the following topics:

1. How do I know the vaccine is safe?

2. If I am undocumented can I get the vaccine?

3. If I have had COVID can I still get vaccinated?

4. If the state already reopened and cases are down, why do I have to get vaccinated?

5. I’m pregnant, should I get vaccinated?

6. Is the second dose stronger than the first and can I get it even if I’m late in getting it?

7. When can I come and I do need an appointment?

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If you or a loved one wishes to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, you may do so at the Community Vaccination Clinic, Thursdays - Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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This vaccination effort is a partnership between Sierra View Medical Center, Imperial Ambulance, and Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency.