Local health officials setting aside 3,000 COVID vaccines for agriculture and food industry employees

Native well being officers setting apart 3,000 COVID vaccines for agriculture and meals trade staff

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FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Fresno County Well being officers say they’re setting apart 3,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for agriculture and meals trade staff — who’re aside of tier 1B.

“We’re already waiting for the longer term realizing that we’ve got many extra tiers to get via,” says Fresno County Interim Well being Officer Dr. Rais Vohra.

In the mean time, Fresno County Well being Division Supervisor Joe Prado says they’re taking enter from a number of native businesses to find out one of the best technique of distribution.

They’re three fashions.

The primary can be taking doses of the vaccine to indoor services for on-sight immunization.

“We wish to work with an indoor facility, significantly one which has had an outbreak and actually get targeted in on that group,” Prado stated.

The second mannequin additionally applies to staff of indoor services.

It will contain creating partnerships with rural well being clinics — who would then administer the vaccine.

“Because of this we’re stressing for extra medical suppliers to signal on,” Prado stated.

The third and final mannequin appears at outside Ag staff.

Well being officers are contemplating bringing the vaccine to them.

The objectives is to have all neighborhood enter by subsequent week and implement these plans by the final week of January.

“This mannequin must be a primary and second dose as nicely, so we want our companions to be dedicated for the primary and second doses as nicely,” Prado stated.

Prado says we may see vaccination for Ag and meals staff begin as quickly as subsequent month.

The plan is to launch an academic marketing campaign in a number of languages earlier than vaccinations begin.

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