More Vaccines = More Incentives: City of Porterville and Sierra View Medical Center Continue Partnering to Protect More Community Members

Porterville, CA – October 4, 2021:

Porterville’s Vaccine Roundup began in August and is scheduled for Round 3 on October 7, 8, 9, 2021 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.). Community members receiving a first or second dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, or a booster dose (third dose), at the Sierra View Medical Center-Imperial Ambulance Community Vaccination Clinic can receive a $100 gift card to a local Porterville business if they receive any of the three doses of the vaccine on October 7, 8, 9.

Helping to Surpass 5,000 Vaccinations at Community Vaccination Clinic

The second installment of Porterville’s Vaccine Roundup took place on September 16, 17, and 18, 2021 with a total of 795 vaccinations. The first installment of the event took place on Friday, August 27, 2021 with nearly 400 vaccines administered that day. The daily average for the clinic continues to about 70 daily vaccinations. The vaccine roundup event is helping to increase vaccinations in the South Valley. Already, the number of vaccinations administered at the SVMC-Imperial Ambulance site since it launched in May has surpassed 5,000 vaccinations.

Local Economy Receives Help

The $100 gift cards to local Porterville businesses continue being supplied by the City of Porterville with federal funding through the American Rescue Plan Act. Through a partnership between the City of Porterville and Sierra View Medical Center, City Council and hospital administration leaders are raising awareness regarding the importance of the vaccine while using available funding to also stimulate the local economy.

Walk-In Appointments Welcomed. Pre-Scheduled Appointments Encouraged

Walk-in appointments continue to be welcome but pre-scheduled appointments are recommended and may be scheduled at Wait times at the Community Vaccination Clinic may vary but pre-registering will help the staff at the vaccination clinic more quickly provide vaccinations for each patient.

Who Is Eligible to Receive the Booster?

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for use as

a third-dose booster on September 24, 2021. To be eligible to receive this booster shot, individuals must have received their second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine at least 6 months ago. Per the CDC, groups eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine include individuals:

• 65 years and older

  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18+ who work in high-risk settings including:
    • First responders (healthcare workers, firefighters, police, congregate care staff)
    • Education staff (teachers, support staff, daycare workers)
    • Food and agriculture workers
    • Manufacturing workers
    • Corrections workers
    • U.S. Postal Service workers
    • Public transit workers
    • Grocery store workers
  • Age 18+ who live in high-risk settings

There is additional guidance surrounding each of those groups. To learn more, please visit

Event Details

Title: Porterville’s Vaccine Roundup

Who: Community members eligible to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

What: $100 Gift Card to those receiving the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (1st, 2nd or Booster Dose (3rd)

Where: Community Vaccination Clinic, 385 Pearson Dr., Porterville

When: October 7, 8, 9, 2021

Vaccination Clinic Info: Visit

COVID-19 Pfizer BioNTech Vaccine Info:

Booster Info:

Porterville’s Vaccine Roundup Round #3 Toolkit

Flyers and social media graphics are available for download at