Media Alert

CalOptima and Partners to Host Vaccine Clinic and Resource Fair on Saturday

Up to 1,200 doses may be administered to low-income Orange County residents

MEDIA ALERT: MAY 12, 2021

WHAT: To boost access to COVID-19 vaccines for low-income, hard-to-reach CalOptima members, CalOptima and County of Orange agencies are partnering to hold vaccine clinics at the CalOptima offices, on May 15 and 22 (for first doses) and June 5 and 12 (for second doses). In addition to offering vaccination for up to 1,200 people, the events will feature resource fair booths with health screenings and information about supportive services. Members were invited via a personal text and offered a $25 Member Health Reward incentive for each dose they receive on-site at CalOptima.

WHEN: Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

WHERE: CalOptima Parking Lot, 505 City Parkway West, Orange, CA 92868

OPPORTUNITIES FOR VISUALS:

  • Vaccination site

  • Individuals accessing free preventive health screenings, including carotid artery, thyroid and bone density screenings

  • Children enjoying a kids’ activity zone

  • Social Services Agency representatives discussing CalFresh, Medi-Cal enrollment and other public assistance programs, offering service from a Mobile Response Vehicle

  • 211 OC representatives offering information about community resources to support basic needs

  • Mobile food trolly offering signups for future access to fresh food and produce

  • Diaper distribution for families with infants and young children


LIVE INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE:

  • CalOptima CEO Richard Sanchez (10–11 a.m.)

  • Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman and CalOptima Board Chair Andrew Do (10–11 a.m.)

  • Orange County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman and CalOptima Board Member Doug Chaffee (10–11 a.m.)

  • Orange County Health Officer, Orange County Health Care Agency Director and CalOptima Board Member Clayton Chau, M.D., Ph.D. (10–11 a.m.)


B-ROLL, PHOTOS AND RECORDED INTERVIEWS:
Available after the event by contacting Molly Nichelson below

CONTACTS:
CalOptima: Rachel Selleck, 714-497-8246, rachel.selleck@caloptima.org, or
Janis Rizzuto, 714-984-3671, jrizzuto@caloptima.org
County of Orange: Molly Nichelson, 714-788-8060, molly.nichelson@ocgov.com
Social Services Agency: Laura Turtzer, 714-715-6483, laura.turtzer@ssa.ocgov.com

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