Providence is partnering with Edwards Lifesciences, the cities of Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and Tustin to open two free COVID-19 mass vaccination clinics

ORANGE COUNTY, California., April 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Providence, a national not-for-profit healthcare system, partners with Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW) Orange CountyMedical device companies and the cities of Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and Tustin Two mass vaccination clinics opened in one of the Edwards Lifesciences campus buildings in Santa Ana and the Orange County Great Park in Irvineand provides residents with convenient access to protect themselves from COVID-19.

The providence Clinic at the Edwards Lifesciences site, which was made possible in part by a generous $ 500,000 The company’s donation, as well as the significant support from the facility and staff, were strategically selected for their capacity and central location. The clinic will open today at Daimler Strasse 3009 in Santa Ana. One second providence Vaccination Clinic in partnership with the City of Irvine opens in Orange County Great Park on Monday April 26th. The transit clinic at 8000 Great Park Blvd. provides residents with convenient access to life-saving vaccines from the comfort of their vehicle.

Vaccines are only available by appointment and can be booked at myturn.ca.gov or by calling 1-833-422-4255. Free parking spaces are available next to the clinic’s location at Edwards.

In order to ensure the smooth operation of the locations, the cities of Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and Tustin provide resources including public safety and equipment. Through targeted outreach and multilingual communication, cities are also working to address accessibility challenges and vaccination hesitation in their local communities.

“”providence undertakes to provide Orange County Local residents with access to the vaccine, especially our most vulnerable communities that bear the brunt of this virus, and our strong partnerships make this possible. Working with the dedicated staff Edwards and the cities of Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and Tustin Opening these two locations will help us increase our capacity to dispense more vaccine doses and keep our communities healthy, “he said Erik G. Wexler, President, Operations and Strategy, providence – South.

providence has helped guide vaccine distribution in the region, having given more than 256,815 doses to date. providence Clinic and operations teams will staff the mass vaccination clinics and have access through their regional operations to the three US Food and Drug Administration-approved COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration providence has discontinued the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Once the two sites are fully operational, together they will be able to vaccinate up to 4,000 residents per day, with the option to expand based on vaccine supplies. All vaccines are given free of charge.

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, over 44,000 cases have been diagnosed with COVID-19 Santa AnaThis corresponds to a positivity rate of 13.2%. Neighboring cities are struggling with lower, but still high, positivity rates Irvine with a positivity rate of 3.6%; Tustin7.49%; and Costa Mesa7.59%. In addition, color communities are still disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

providence is committed to reducing health inequalities exacerbated by the pandemic and has recently made an initial investment from $ 1.4 million Expand reach, education, and COVID-19 testing and vaccination offerings for marginalized communities. In addition to pop-up vaccination clinics in high-risk communities providence hopes these two new mass clinics will help support an equitable distribution of vaccines across the county.

Via Providence Southern California
providence Southern California is a nonprofit Catholic health network of 11 hospitals, approximately 90 clinics, the TrinityCare Hospice and its TrinityKids Care Children’s Hospice, Providence High School, home health services, eight wellness centers, and numerous medical groups in the Southern California area. Together these ministries produce, including secular affiliates and some representatives of other faiths $ 7.5 billion in net sales and have around 30,000 employees – so-called carers – and almost 5,200 doctors on staff.

providence Southern California is part of providence, a national Non-profit Catholic health system made up of a diverse family of organizations driven by the belief that health is a human right. With 52 hospitals, over 1,000 medical clinics, elderly care facilities, supportive accommodations, and many other health and educational services, the health system and its partners employ more than 120,000 nurses who serve communities in seven states. Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington, with system offices in Renton, Wash., and Irvine, California Learn more about our vision of health for a better world at Providence.org.

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