March 15, 2021
To guarantee equitable entry to COVID-19 vaccinations for hard-to-reach and under-served members of the group, the Herald Christian Health Center (HCHC) has launched community-based COVID-19 vaccination facilities at choose places throughout the San Gabriel Valley. In partnership with the cities of San Gabriel, Monterey Park, Arcadia, Temple City, and Rosemead, HCHC has helped overcome language, expertise, and transportation obstacles for these hard-to-reach and underserved communities and supplied equitable entry to the vaccine for group members who’re eligible however haven’t in any other case been capable of get appointments.
HCHC has collaborated with native cities, college districts, group teams, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to manage over 9,000 vaccinations to seniors, college district lecturers and workers, and different important staff. This month, the Herald Christian Health Center has begun administering vaccines to an expanded record of eligible teams, together with grocery shops, eating places, and different meals companies workers.
“Ensuring equitable entry to the COVID-19 vaccine is critically essential for our efforts to fight this world public well being disaster,” mentioned Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “It is a privilege to affix with Herald Christian Health Center and native leaders in the neighborhood to help ample distribution of COVID-19 vaccine provide to assist our residents keep secure and return to a way of normalcy.”
“I’m grateful to Herald Christian Health Center and CORE Response for partnering with our cities within the San Gabriel Valley to make sure our most susceptible group members are vaccinated,” shared Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis. “Community partnerships are a vital part of guaranteeing an equitable distribution of the COVID vaccine and this partnership is a main instance of that. I wish to additional commend San Gabriel Mayor Denise Menchaca and Councilmember Jason Pu for his or her management in recognizing the necessity inside their group and establishing this partnership with Herald Christian Health Center, one in all Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s group companions on this vaccination effort.”
Together, HCHC and the City of San Gabriel have been capable of attain hundreds of hard-to-reach group members who had been eligible for a vaccine however weren’t capable of in any other case get appointments by launching a COVID-19 vaccination heart on the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse. HCHC and the City of San Gabriel have reached out to seniors, interfaith, nonprofits, Native Americans, college districts, and enterprise communities to beat provide limitations and language, expertise, and transportation obstacles to make sure that eligible group members can get entry to the COVID-19 vaccine. In doing so, HCHC and the City of San Gabriel have helped to make sure equitable entry to the vaccine for the San Gabriel group.
“We are proud to associate with native organizations to facilitate entry to vital sources throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” mentioned San Gabriel Mayor Denise Menchaca. “The Herald Christian Health Center has supplied an incredible service to the group, and is an important a part of our continued effort to make sure that lecturers and important staff –in addition to under-served members of our group – have entry to vaccinations.”
Herald Christian has additionally launched vaccination hubs within the City of Monterey Park, the City of Arcadia, the City of Temple City, and the City of Rosemead, which can be found to group members by appointment on choose dates.
“The City of Arcadia is grateful to the Herald Christian Health Center, Council Member Paul Cheng, and Recreation and & Community Services Director Sara Somogyi for his or her tireless efforts to deliver a vaccination clinic to Arcadia,” mentioned Arcadia Mayor Roger Chandler. “Our two-day clinic vaccinated over 800 folks, serving to to result in an finish to this pandemic. Everyone concerned must be recommended for his or her efforts.”
“As COVID-19 vaccines grow to be accessible, we proceed to advocate for the underserved segments of the group,” mentioned Herald Christian Health Center CEO Carolin Eng. “Simply put, our mission is to shut the disparity hole and attain those that could expertise a language barrier, expertise challenges, and transportation limitations to make sure all can have entry to the vaccine.”
For extra essential details about vaccination appointments, please go to www.VaccinateLACounty.com.
Published: March 15, 2021
This press launch was produced by the City of Arcadia. The views expressed are the writer’s personal.