Sites transition to local partners
SACRAMENTO – Today, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released final demographic data report on the populations who were served during the eight-week state/federal mission to support community vaccine clinics in Oakland and Los Angeles.
As of April 12, Cal OES and FEMA have given more than 720,000 vaccines across both sites, with more than 103,000 of those vaccines administered at targeted mobile clinics within the community. Of these vaccines, more than 68 percent were administered to targeted underserved communities and people of color.
Both locations chosen for these efforts are in some of the most diverse and socioeconomically challenged communities in the country. The goal of establishing these joint federal pilot sites was to expand the rate of vaccinations in California in an efficient, effective and equitable manner, with an explicit focus on making sure communities hit hardest by COVID-19 are not left behind.
The data released today bears out that this strategy is working and the vaccines administered at these sites are going to the communities where they are needed most. Total combined vaccinations given as of Monday are 720,316 (fixed and mobile sites).
The community vaccine clinics in Oakland and Los Angeles have drive through, walk up and mobile vaccine options. Of the 720,316 vaccines administered, 41,733 doses were administered to individuals identifying as Black/African American, 168,831 doses as Asian, and 212,604 doses as Latino.
The Cal State Los Angeles site has transitioned to the city of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will be in unified command with Cal OES at Cal State LA, supported by staff from Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), as well as those contracted locally for the site through FEMA and CalOES.
Alameda and Contra Costa counties will continue to operate the RingCentral Coliseum vaccination site. The two county governments will enter a unified management of the site along with the state. Personnel and equipment currently being utilized at the Oakland site will remain in place to provide vaccinations for the next four weeks.
Vaccines Administered by Community – Totals from LA and Oakland Clinics:
Community Vaccine Clinic Los Angeles – vaccines administered:
Mobile Clinics Providing Direct Aid Communities
Of particular note in the data is the success of six mobile vaccination clinics – three paired with each vaccination site – which have been deployed to multiple locations within the community to amplify and provide distribution to areas that otherwise lack sufficient support for vaccinations.
These mobile vaccination clinics have been a great success to date and are serving a particularly high percentage of Latino and African American/Black populations. Of those served at mobile clinics in Oakland, more than 25 percent identified as Latino, more than 20 percent as Black/African American and more than 23 percent as Asian. In Los Angeles, over 51 percent of those vaccinated at mobile sites identified as Latino, nearly 19 percent are Black/African American and over 5 percent as Asian.
Mobile Vaccine Clinic Los Angeles – vaccines administered:
Find out When it is “Your Turn to get Vaccinated”
Registration for vaccine appointments at these two sites is available to eligible individuals through the state’s My Turn website or by calling 833-422-4255.
Members of the public may check their eligibility for vaccination, sign up for notifications and schedule appointments in select areas through https://myturn.ca.gov/.
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