Providence Partners with Edwards Lifesciences, the Cities of Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and Tustin to Open Two Free Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

ORANGE COUNTY, California., April 21, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Providence, a national not-for-profit healthcare system, partners with Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW), the Orange County-based medical technology company 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 Irvinethat gives residents convenient access to protect themselves from COVID-19.

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The providence Clinic at the Edwards Lifesciences site, partly through a generous $ 500,000 The company’s donation, as well as significant facility and staffing support, was strategically selected for its capacity and central location. The clinic opens today at 3009 Daimler St. in Santa Ana. One second providence Vaccination Clinic in cooperation 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 by appointment only and can be arranged at myturn.ca.gov or by phone at 1-833-422-4255. Free parking spaces are available next to the clinic site under. to disposal Edwards.

In order to ensure the smooth operation of the sites, the cities of Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and Tustin Provision of resources including public safety and equipment. Through targeted outreach and multilingual communication, cities are also working to overcome accessibility challenges and immunization delays within their local communities.

providence undertakes to provide Orange County Residents with access to the vaccine, especially our most vulnerable communities that bear the brunt of this virus, and our strong partnerships make it possible. Cooperation with the committed employees of Edwards and the cities of Irvine, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa and Tustin opening these two locations will help us increase our capacity to deliver more vaccine doses and keep our communities healthy, “said Erik G. Wexler, President, Operations and Strategy, providence – South.

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providence has helped spearhead 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). As recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration providence has stopped using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Once fully operational, the two locations together will be able to vaccinate up to 4,000 residents per day, with the option of expanding depending on the vaccine supply. 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 faced lower, but still high, positivity rates with Irvine with a positivity rate of 3.6%; Tustin7.49%; and Costa Mesa, 7.59%. In addition, color communities are still disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

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

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providence Southern California is a non-profit Catholic health network of 11 hospitals, approximately 90 clinics, the TrinityCare Hospice and TrinityKids Care Children’s Hospice, Providence High School, home health services, eight wellness centers, and numerous medical groups in the Southern California area. Collectively, these ministries, including secular affiliates and some representing other faiths, $ 7.5 billion in net sales and employ around 30,000 people – so-called nursing staff – and almost 5,200 doctors.

providence Southern California is part of providence, a national, nonprofit Catholic health system that includes a diverse family of organizations and is driven by the belief that health is a human right. With 52 hospitals, over 1,000 medical offices, senior services, supportive housing, and many other health and educational services, the health system and its partners employ more than 120,000 caregivers serving 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 on Providence.org.

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