Press Release: Solano County Vaccination Events, Notifications, and Call Center Partnerships
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2021
Matthew Davis, Sr. Management Analyst and Public Communications Officer
(707) 784-6111 | MADavis@SolanoCounty.com (AND)
Jayleen Richards, Public Health Administrator, Health and Social Services, Public Health Division
(707) 784-8616 | JMRichards@SolanoCounty.com
Solano County’s second large-scale COVID-19 vaccination clinic is taking place this weekend: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday February 12th and Saturday February 13th at the Solano County Fairgrounds, thanks to a partnership between Solano County Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, NorthBay Healthcare, Partnership HealthPlan of California, Medic Ambulance and Touro University California.
The appointment-only clinics were fully booked for 4,000 Solano County residents who met the eligibility requirements. Solano Public Health sent out mass communications including emails, phone calls, and text messages to eligible individuals who registered using the Solano Vaccine Interest Form, as well as to IHSS Care Providers and eligible IHSS recipients over 75 years.
A large-scale vaccination clinic was also held last weekend, serving over 3,500 eligible Solano County residents. For both clinics, appointment booking was available online, and Solano County provided a call center number (707-784-8655) for those who needed assistance booking their appointments. This was a true team effort, primarily orchestrated by dedicated County staff.
Solano Public Health would like to recognize and honor all the monumental efforts of both Solano County staff and partners like the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership-Solano (CVNL) and Florence Douglas Senior Center for directly answering hundreds of calls and calling back over 1,000 individuals to assist in scheduling their appointments in multiple languages including Tagalog and Spanish.
Grounded in a health equity framework, Solano Public Health is dedicated to ensuring that all who are eligible to receive their vaccinations are able to do so without barriers, particularly the most vulnerable and COVID-impacted communities including older adults. For future COVID-19 vaccine events, Solano County will continue to provide assistance to those who are not able to utilize online platforms to make vaccination appointments, and welcomes additional community partner support to assist these efforts.
Solano Public Health encourages all Solano County residents who want to receive a vaccine to register on the COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form that is used to pre-screen eligible individuals and notify them of local vaccination clinics when they become eligible.
The web page (www.SolanoCounty.com/COVIDVaccine) also includes more information on the vaccine distribution phases, future vaccine events, frequently asked questions, and a list of where eligible individuals can get vaccinated.
For the most recent local COVID-19 health information visit www.SolanoCounty.com/COVID19 and follow Solano Public Health on social media.