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Burgis: Contra Costa Health Aims to Improve Antioch COVID-19 Vaccination Rate

by ECT
Supervisor Diane Burgis

This week, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) will blanket a census tract in Antioch with outreach workers, vaccination opportunities, and health information as part of a focused effort to improve the local COVID-19 vaccination rate.

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently reached out to local health departments, requesting they focus on vaccine education and outreach in specific tracts where vaccination rates were especially low.

  • Less than 20% of eligible residents have been vaccinated in the census tract identified in Antioch, north of Highway 4 between the Sommersville and L Street exits.
  • Countywide, more than 75% of eligible Contra Costans have received at least one dose of vaccine.
  • CCHS outreach workers will canvas the area all week, knocking on doors, answering questions about COVID-19 and the vaccines, arranging rides to nearby free vaccination clinics, and encouraging residents to get vaccinated with small incentives such as movie tickets, passes to the Antioch Water Park and grocery gift cards.
  • CCHS will have a free, no-appointment vaccination clinic Tuesday-Saturday at nearby Antioch Middle School, 1500 D St., supplementing the Tuesday-Saturday service at the Nick Rodriquez Community Center.
  • Normal clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., no appointment required. On Thursday 6/10 the school clinic will remain open until 7 p.m.
  • On Friday, 6/11, a mobile vaccine van will be available to provide vaccinations directly in the neighborhood.

For more information: https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/

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