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Porterville Community COVID Vaccine Clinic to Continue into June to Further Make an Impact to End the Pandemic

Porterville, CA – May 28 2021: Sierra View Medical Center (SVMC) and Imperial Ambulance in partnership with Tulare County Health & Human Services (TCHHSA) announce vaccination efforts at the Porterville Memorial Building will continue through the month of June.

The community-based COVID-19 vaccination clinic located at 1900 W Olive Ave, Porterville, CA 93257 will operate June 3- 26, and will be open Thursday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome, but individuals may pre-schedule their vaccine by visiting myturn.ca.gov. For the latest vaccine information for Porterville Veterans Memorial Building, residents may visit sierra-view.com/COVIDvaccines.

Eligibility

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is FREE and available to anyone 12 years of age or older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Immigration status does not matter. Pregnant women are encouraged to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with their doctor and can also be vaccinated at this site.

Vaccine Safety

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) states that people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. It typically takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html.

The COVID-19 vaccine is also available at other locations within Porterville and throughout Tulare County. Appointments are available and can be scheduled by visiting myturn.ca.gov. For the latest Tulare County vaccination information, please visit https://covid19.tularecounty.ca.gov//index.cfm/covid-19-vaccine/

Vax for the WIN

To reinforce the importance of vaccination to protect public health in the face of a pandemic, CDPH is conducting a series of drawings for prizes. Drawings for $50,000 will take place on June 4 and June 11, 2021. Fifteen persons will be drawn at random on each of those two dates. A drawing for ten $1.5 million prizes (totaling $15 million) will take place on June 15, 2021. Vaccinated Californians are automatically entered through the statewide California Immunization Registry (CAIR). Those getting vaccinated starting May 27, the first 2 million will get a $50 cash gift card that is redeemed 7-10 days after their vaccination series is complete. CDPH estimates it takes 7-10 days to fully get entered into the CAIR vaccine registry following the administering of the vaccination. Vax for the Win Terms and Conditions can be found at, cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Vax-Win-Terms.aspx