Expecting Mom, Tamara Warren, receives the COVID vaccine at the Porterville Veterans Memorial Community Vaccination Clinic

Tamara Warren is an expecting mom who decided to receive the COVID-19 vaccine after her doctor felt it was safe for her to do so even while pregnant. She received clearance from her doctor after recent medical imaging returned with no issues. “Since I’ve been doing fine and have no risks with my pregnancy, she said I was fine to receive the vaccine as nothing in the vaccine should hurt me or the baby,” said Tamara. Last week, Tamara received her second dose of the Moderna vaccine at the Porterville Memorial Building.

If you are pregnant and considering receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, we recommend that you speak to our doctor about any concerns you may have before vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) also have helpful information for you. Please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html to learn more.COVID-19 vaccination will continue taking place at the Porterville Veterans Memorial as follows:

  • Thursday, 5/20 – Saturday, 5/22: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Vaccine Available: The Pfizer vaccine is available for first or second dose.
  • Walk-ins are welcome. No appointment is necessary.
  • Ages 12 and up are eligible.
  • Immigration status does not matter.

For SVMC-Imperial Ambulance’s latest COVID vaccination schedule, please visit www.sierra-view.com/COVIDvaccines

This Vaccination Effort is a partnership with Imperial Ambulance and Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (TCHHSA).