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COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens at Kaiser Permanente Arena in Santa Cruz – KSBW Monterey

Kaiser Permanente opened a vaccination clinic at the Santa Cruz Arena.If you meet eligibility requirements you don’t have to be a member of Kaiser to schedule a vaccine.”I just called my Kaiser Permanente number on the back of my card and was confirmed to see if I had eligibility,” said Watsonville resident, Pablo Sandoval.Related | COVID-19 vaccines in California: Everything you need to knowThis week Kaiser Permanente opened a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for everyone not just members–as long as they are eligible and schedule an appointmentAmong those individuals are those recently included in Phase 1B: Transit workers, librarians and people with medical conditions that make them more susceptible to the virus.”Our target population is for the people who work and live in Santa Cruz County but, like I said earlier, Kaiser Permanente, we really want to make sure we’re giving high-quality care in communities we serve,” said Tony Eves, Kaiser Permanente administrator.There were a few walk-ins who were willing to take a chance and wait for a leftover vaccine.”I’ve been worried because, I’m a severe asthmatic, so I’m kind of like on edge waiting for it and hoping for it and I got an email that I was eligible tier but no appointment yet,” said Katie Clark of Capitola.Dr. David Ghilarducci stated Thursday, that 120,000 people have received at least their first vaccination in the County.He also said, he is optimistic that by Sept. 7, all Santa Cruz County Residents will be able to have the vaccine.”We expect that date to actually move up significantly because is going to improve and that’s the only thing holding us back.”Kaiser partnered with the Santa Cruz Warriors for the vaccination clinics that will be open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.”It was a no-brainer. They’ve continued to be pivotal in our community helping out county-wide and community needs and this is just another example,” said Santa Cruz Warriors President, Chris Murphy.For Pablo Sandoval, receiving the shot is a first step in reuniting with this 21-year-old daughter who he hasn’t seen in more than a year.”And we were talking on the phone this morning and she already has hers. The first thing that came out of her was to ‘let me know you get your second one so that we can get together,'” said Sandoval.It is open to members and non-members. They can check eligibility and they must schedule an appointment by completing an evisit at kp.org/covidvaccine

Kaiser Permanente opened a vaccination clinic at the Santa Cruz Arena.

If you meet eligibility requirements you don’t have to be a member of Kaiser to schedule a vaccine.

“I just called my Kaiser Permanente number on the back of my card and was confirmed to see if I had eligibility,” said Watsonville resident, Pablo Sandoval.

Related | COVID-19 vaccines in California: Everything you need to know

This week Kaiser Permanente opened a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for everyone not just members–as long as they are eligible and schedule an appointment

Among those individuals are those recently included in Phase 1B: Transit workers, librarians and people with medical conditions that make them more susceptible to the virus.

“Our target population is for the people who work and live in Santa Cruz County but, like I said earlier, Kaiser Permanente, we really want to make sure we’re giving high-quality care in communities we serve,” said Tony Eves, Kaiser Permanente administrator.

There were a few walk-ins who were willing to take a chance and wait for a leftover vaccine.

“I’ve been worried because, I’m a severe asthmatic, so I’m kind of like on edge waiting for it and hoping for it and I got an email that I was eligible tier but no appointment yet,” said Katie Clark of Capitola.

Dr. David Ghilarducci stated Thursday, that 120,000 people have received at least their first vaccination in the County.

He also said, he is optimistic that by Sept. 7, all Santa Cruz County Residents will be able to have the vaccine.

“We expect that date to actually move up significantly because is going to improve and that’s the only thing holding us back.”

Kaiser partnered with the Santa Cruz Warriors for the vaccination clinics that will be open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

“It was a no-brainer. They’ve continued to be pivotal in our community helping out county-wide and community needs and this is just another example,” said Santa Cruz Warriors President, Chris Murphy.

For Pablo Sandoval, receiving the shot is a first step in reuniting with this 21-year-old daughter who he hasn’t seen in more than a year.

“And we were talking on the phone this morning and she already has hers. The first thing that came out of her was to ‘let me know you get your second one so that we can get together,'” said Sandoval.

It is open to members and non-members. They can check eligibility and they must schedule an appointment by completing an evisit at kp.org/covidvaccine

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