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Counties Turn To Flea Markets, Grocery Stores To Host Small Vaccine Clinics – CBS Sacramento – Sacramento, California

Sacramento, California 2021-05-05 20:15:28 –

GALT (CBS13) – Come shopping and take a shot – this is a new way the county is targeting vaccine clinics. The goal is to make it as convenient as possible to increase vaccination coverage.

At the Galt Market, shoppers heard guitar and footsteps as they walked through a parking lot full of sellers. But on Wednesday, people were able to get more than just produce and clothing.

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“I came to see and decided to take a shot,” said Greg Medina.

He utilized one of the 500 Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Shots managed by Sacramento County on the market.

“I was a little worried about it,” Medina said. “If we want to open things up, we will all have to be vaccinated.”

The flea market acted as a hub where the county wanted to meet people where they were and get more shots in their arms.

“I didn’t expect it to be a place like this,” Roger Advincula said.

But he said he was grateful for walking.

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“My schedule changes weekly,” he said. “It was convenient because I knew the schedule in advance.”

Other counties, including Yuba County, are doing the same and are facing some of the lowest immunization rates in the state.

“I’m a little worried,” said Stephanie Lucio, who coordinates some of Bicounty’s vaccine clinics. “We do a lot of work not only to provide vaccines, but also to provide education.”

In Yolo County, like La Superior Mercados in Woodland, we plan to go to grocery stores to appeal to shoppers.

Jenny Tan, a county spokesman, said:

She said their clinics pursued fairness and targeted specific groups of people who may not be well-served, as vaccine data show.

“There is an intention. We want people to feel comfortable,” Tan said. “We know that there are barriers to coming to government and county clinics.”

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Yolo County is also brainstorming elsewhere to host clinics to reach people, from laundromats to landfills. Still, more and more counties are creating convenience for their primary mission to herd immunity.

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