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Feb 01

A Glimmer of Hope: Vaccine Clinic at Modesto Centre Plaza

Posted on February 1, 2021 at 4:40 PM by Alyssa Adams

Over the last two weeks, we have seen our City employees stepping up in selfless service in roles often outside of our normal positions to offer residents a sign of hope at the Modesto Centre Plaza Vaccine Clinic.

We have had a number of departments—Parks, Recreation, & Neighborhoods; Fire; Police; and Stanislaus County—helping in any way possible to make the public vaccine clinic run as smoothly as possible while handling extreme demand. We are proud to have these hard-working employees serving our community in such a tangible way.

People have witnessed the City’s speed and efficiency in handling this vaccine clinic firsthand, and this is due to our employees consistently putting others above self.

The City’s Fire Department stepped up to assist with Stanislaus County vaccination clinics and has been a constant support. Their assistance in providing an incident command structure and overseeing the operation and coordination of the point of distribution has been invaluable.

Our Recreation staff, Police officers, and City and County employees from various additional departments have been working around the clock to keep our community safe and healthy. These departments have collectively filled in the gaps wherever needed by offering those waiting in line refreshments or blankets, screening residents, answering questions about eligibility and availability, and in countless other ways.

Our County has set up one of the most well-run and organized vaccine clinics in the State, and people are grateful and taking notice. Now more than ever, residents see how important our local government is. We cannot be more thankful of our employees for stepping up to make this operation a reality.

Vaccine distribution began in mid-January on Scenic Drive. Due to the high demand for the vaccine, the City offered the Modesto Centre Plaza (MCP) at 1000 L St as a clinic location. MCP offers additional safety for all residents, especially those over 65 years of age, and more parking.

The County has been allocated 41,200 doses as of February 1. With additional clinics in Stanislaus County open for County residents in Phase 1A and/or 65 years of age or older, we can see the light at the end of this pandemic tunnel—where our children are back in school with their friends, where we can casually nod to coworkers as we pass in the hallways, where we can eat inside at a table at our favorite restaurant! This has been a trying time for all of us, and, again, I want to reiterate just how proud I am of our organization for helping navigate our community through the pandemic.

More information about the vaccine can be found on Stanislaus County Health Services Agency’s website.