Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center opens mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic | Local News

BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) – The Tektronix campus is the temporary home of a new mobile vaccination clinic. It is part of a partnership between the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Washington County’s Public Health Services, and FEMA.

“We ran similar events at the start of the pandemic, but for testing, screening, education and now we’ve switched to vaccination,” said Gil Munoz, CEO of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center.

The organizers said the key was to make the process convenient. The site is close to public transportation in a neighborhood with lower vaccination rates. Appointments are not necessary and people don’t even have to get out of the car.

“I think it’s best to be as comfortable as possible and make everyone feel as safe as possible,” said FEMA medic Sandy Jarman. Their vaccination just makes them more comfortable. “

As the demand for vaccines dwindles and Oregon nears reopening, organizers hope many people will benefit.

“At the beginning of the vaccination campaign, people came to the clinic, we vaccinated 1,500 people a day,” said Munoz. “But now we have to offer other times and days when it’s more accessible to people after work or in the afternoon.” Weekends. “

The clinic can offer up to 500 vaccinations per day for people aged 12 and over. There are cans from Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson.

“Since myself and my family are vaccinated, I just want everyone to have the opportunity to have my family vaccinated, feel safer, and get back to normal or the new normal that we know more quickly,” said Jarman.

The site is open Wednesday-Friday from 4pm to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm

It is located at 14150 Southwest Karl Braun Drive.

The site will close on July 2nd. She will come back for the second dose later in the month.

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