SACRAMENTO – Today, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released demographic data on the populations being served at the state/federal community vaccine clinics in Oakland and Los Angeles.
As of March 7, Cal OES and FEMA had a given a total of more than 250,000 vaccines across both sites, with nearly 34,000 of those vaccines administered at targeted mobile clinics within the community. Of these vaccines, over 67 percent were administered to targeted underserved communities and people of color.
The two 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 in this manner was to expand the rate of vaccinations in California in an efficient, effective and equitable manner, with an explicit focus on making sure that communities that have been hit hardest by COVID-19 are not left behind.
The data released today bears out that this strategy is working and that of the vaccines administered and at these sites are going to the communities where they are needed most.
Total combined vaccinations given as of Sunday are 257,763 (fixed and mobile sites). The community vaccine clinics in Oakland and Los Angeles have drive through, walk up and mobile vaccine options. Of the 257,763 Californians vaccinated, 12,462 identified as Black/African American, 59,071 as Asian, and 81,045 as Latino.
Vaccines Administered by Community – Totals from LA and Oakland Clinics:
Community Vaccine Clinic Los Angeles – vaccines administered:
Community Vaccine Clinic Oakland – vaccines administered:
Mobile Clinics Providing Direct Aid Communities
Of particular note in the data is the success of four mobile vaccination clinics – two 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, nearly 33 percent are Latino and over 25 percent are Black/African American. In Los Angeles, more than 63 percent of those vaccinated at mobile sites are Latino and nearly 13 percent are Black/African American.
Mobile Vaccine Clinic Los Angeles – vaccines administered:
Mobile Vaccine Clinic Oakland – vaccines administered:
Find out When its “Your Turn to get Vaccinated
Registration for vaccine appointments at these two sites is available to eligible individuals through visiting 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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