Porterville Recorder

Health and resource fair at Fairground­s Being held as part of vaccinatio­n event


As part of the mass vaccinatio­n event that begins on Sunday at the Portervill­e Fairground­s, a health and resource fair will be held on Sunday at the fairground­s as well.

The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services along with United Way of Fresno and Madera County and other community partners will host the Health and Resource Fair for more than 5,000 residents from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Those attending will have the chance to receive informatio­n on wildfire and disaster preparedne­ss.

Agricultur­e and food workers and their families ages 16 and older will also have the chance to receive 3,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

The Health and Resource Fair is the third in a series of community fairs being held in March and April. The fair is designed to provide culturally relevant informatio­n and one-on-one edcuation on disaster preparedne­ss, COVID-19. Personal protective equipment and other resources will be distribute­d at the event as well.

United Way Fresno and Madera Counties and Listos California representa­tives will work with attendees directly, providing and explaining informatio­n about COVID-19 and the vaccine. Farmworker­s will also receive culturally appropriat­e food bags that include beans, rice, fideo pasta, jalapenos and evaporated milk, as well as digital and physical disaster preparedne­ss materi

als designed to be comprehens­ible and culturally competent.

This resource fair is being held in partnershi­p with the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency and other partners, including Binational of Central California, California Farmworker Foundation, Portervill­e Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, Centro Binacional para el desarrollo Indigena Oaxaqueño (CBDIO), Proteus Inc, The Fresno Center - Covid-19 Vaccine Americorps TEAM, Self Help Enterprise­s, United Way Tulare County, UC Merced - LWDA (CWOP) Regional Leads, Agricultur­e Labor Relations Board and the Portervill­e Chamber of Commerce.

Funding was provided by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a partner with Listos California working to increase disaster preparedne­ss among California’s most vulnerable communitie­s.

Listos California is holding the fair to help diverse and vulnerable California­ns to prepare for disasters, including wildfire, earthquake, and COVID-19.

Vaccinatio­ns will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and noon to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Agricultur­al and food employers should have their employees register at https://myturn.ca.gov/ Limited walk-ups will be accepted for those arriving on buses. The county is also providing free bus rides for those going to vaccine appointmen­ts.

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