COVID-19 Update: Second Boosters, Vaccine Roundup and Change in Hours of Operation for Vax Clinic

Second boosters of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are now approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for those 50 and older and for certain immunocompromised individuals. Sierra View Medical Center is awaiting authorization from Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency to administer second booster doses at the SVMC-Imperial Ambulance Community Vaccination Clinic located at 385 Pearson Dr., Porterville, CA 93257. Read more from the CDC:


The Community Vaccination Clinic has been operating since May of 2020 on a regular schedule three days a week. Starting next week, the vaccination clinic will only operate Fridays and Saturdays and will no longer be open on Thursdays. Community members accustomed to utilizing the clinic on Thursdays are asked to please make appointments or visit the clinic as walk-ins on Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The clinic will continue to operate weekly. Appointments are available by visiting For more info about the vaccination clinic, please visit

Vaccine Roundup 11

Now in its 11th installment, Porterville’s Vaccine Roundup has been live since Thursday, March 31, 2022. Despite a countywide slowdown in vaccinations, community members receiving their first, second or booster doses of the vaccine will receive a $100 Gift Card to a local Porterville business. The incentive continues to be funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and coordinated by the City of Porterville. This week’s Vaccine Roundup ends on Saturday, April 2, 2022 and runs from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Porterville’s City Council regularly revises data to assess whether more Vaccine Roundups will be available.

The hospital has seen a favorable decrease in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. COVID-19 vaccination continues to play a role in decreasing the risk of complications from COVID-19. We thank our community members for helping to ensure the safety of our community through a variety of safety measures including social distancing and handwashing.

Reliable Sources of COVID-19 Information

The following sources continue to be reliable for the latest regarding COVID-19 safety, masking guidelines and vaccination updates:

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