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SVMC Clinic Offers Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Support Staff Available for Phone Registration

SVMC Clinic Offers Additional COVID-19 Vaccination Support  Staff Available for Phone Registration

SALINAS, CA, April 20, 2021 – Salinas Valley Medical Clinic staff is working aggressively to stay ahead of the COVID-19 variant threat in Monterey County and is urging people to take advantage of openings at the SVMC COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Salinas. In addition to using the state’s MyTurn website, the SVMC team is helping people register for appointments over the phone.

“Everyone 16 and older is now eligible to be vaccinated,” said Pete Delgado, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System President/CEO. “We have an outstanding team and process in place to vaccinate up to 1,000 people a day at our SVMC clinic and we have hundreds of open appointments available.”

Last week, vaccine eligibility expanded to include anyone 16 and older and while many regions are experiencing a shortage in vaccine supply, right now Monterey County is able to keep pace and has immediate openings for the two dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

There are a number of ways to register: SVMC patients can register through their patient portal www.svmh.com/MyChart; eligible individuals can also visit www.myturn.ca.gov, and to improve the ease of access for anyone wanting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Salinas, SVMC is also offering help over the phone by calling 831-771-3885.

SVMC has vaccinated more than 35,000 people and offers the approved Pfizer vaccine for those 16 years and older. Ariana Pennise of Salinas turned 16 in February and received her first dose the day eligibility officially expanded on Thursday. She said “It was a super smooth process and I’m excited to be part of the solution. It didn’t hurt at all. I’m going to encourage all of my friends to get vaccinated too.”