Antelope Valley Press (Sunday)

Second fairground­s vaccinatio­n clinic set

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LANCASTER — The City will open a second community COVID-19 vaccinatio­n site Monday at the Antelope Valley Fairground­s in partnershi­p with High Desert Medical Group.

This vaccinatio­n site will begin administer­ing COVID-19 vaccines to all Antelope Valley residents over the age of 18 starting on Monday.

Residents can make an appointmen­t via https://hdmg.

rsvpify.com. The vaccine is free to any adult who wants it; health insurance and proof of citizenshi­p is not required.

“After months of pushing and fighting for our fair share of the vaccines, the time is now,” Mayor R. Rex Parris said Friday in a news release announcing the second site. “There are no more excuses. We have opened vaccines to everyone over the age of 18 and are actively working to vaccinate our 16-17 year olds. We can finally start to move past this nightmare.”

The vaccinatio­n site comes after a month of successful­ly vaccinatin­g 14,001 people in Lancaster at the first vaccinatio­n site that launched about a month ago in partnershi­p with Kaiser Permanente. This new vaccinatio­n site is expected to double that number in the coming month.

As of March 22, 25,639, or 22.3%, of people ages 18 and older in Lancaster have been vaccinated with at least one dose.

Local nursing students, medical staff, City staff, and City volunteers have offered their time to work the site. Capacity for appointmen­ts and doses of vaccinatio­ns will vary depending on vaccine availabili­ty. High Desert Medical Group personnel will be overseeing storage and administra­tion of vaccines.

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority is also lending a hand by providing free transporta­tion to the vaccinatio­n sites. Residents may visit https://bit. ly/3cI9vAI to view the schedule of the dedicated routes.

For details on COVID-19 resources in the City of Lancaster, Visit the City’s website at www.cityoflanc­asterca. org/coronaviru­s for details on COVID-19 resources in Lancaster. Visit www.cityoflanc­asterca.org/vaccine to schedule an appointmen­t at either vaccinatio­n site.

 ?? PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF LANCASTER ?? The City of Lancaster on Monday will open this vaccinatio­n site at the Antelope Valley Fairground­s, sponsored by High Desert Medical Group.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CITY OF LANCASTER The City of Lancaster on Monday will open this vaccinatio­n site at the Antelope Valley Fairground­s, sponsored by High Desert Medical Group.

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