We are glad to see that our community is welcoming the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine with open arms and sleeves rolled up! We understand that many of you are anxious to receive the vaccine, but it is being rolled out according to a tier system:
The County is distributing vaccines according to the regulations and guidelines currently in place. MCC does not have a waiting list for those interested in receiving the vaccine, nor do we have a supply of vaccine on hand.
We are vaccinating our local teachers today. These are the 300 vaccines referred to in this week’s editions of The Mendocino Beacon and the Fort Bragg Advocate-News, and they will all be used at this event. This is a big step toward our children being able to return to in person learning later this year.
We will be contacting our patients aged 75 and up when we have a supply of vaccine to start giving it to these patients. If you are not an MCC patient, contact your healthcare provider and ask if they are participating in the vaccine program. If they are, your healthcare provider will notify you when they are ready to vaccinate you. If not, contact Mendocino County Public Health at 707-472-2663 to let them know you are interested in receiving the vaccine when it is available.
We are continuing our free, drive-through surveillance testing on Wednesdays from 9 am to 1 pm, and Thursdays from 1 pm to 5 pm. Give us a call at 707 964 1251 to make an appointment.
We ask for your patience and understanding as the vaccine roll out continues.