Santa Rosa, CA – May 12, 2021 – Sonoma County has partnered with Curative, a COVID-19 testing and public health services company, to administer COVID-19 vaccinations by way of a mobile unit that will provide clinics at locations throughout the County.
Beginning Thursday, May 13 and Friday, May 14, the mobile unit will administer vaccinations at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church from noon to 6:30 p.m. in Windsor. Curative will then offer vaccinations at Coddingtown Shopping Center on Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16. After that, the Curative mobile unit will be parked at Andy’s Unity Park at 3399 Moorland Ave. in Santa Rosa on Monday, May 17. At all clinics, operation hours will be from noon to 6:30 p.m.
The Curative vaccination sites will be selected by the County of Sonoma Department of Health Services based on the needs of specific communities. The County will provide at least one Equity Liaison to each Curative site to ensure equitable access to vaccination services with bilingual, bicultural support. Appointments can be made by selecting the “Book Now” button at curative.com, or calling (888) 702-9042. Walk-up appointments are also available.
“Thanks to our health-care providers, community leaders and volunteers, we have made great progress in vaccinating Sonoma County,” said Lynda Hopkins, Chair of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. “While we are proud of this effort, we still have work to do. Adding this Curative mobile unit to our list of vaccination providers is one more tool to ensure we can bring the vaccines to where residents live.”
Working with a constellation of providers, such as multi-county entities like Kaiser, Sutter Health, and Providence, as well as local health centers, chain pharmacies and stores, and other providers, such as Fox and Associates, 490,945 doses of vaccine have been administered in the County as of May 12. More than 54 percent of Sonoma County residents who are 16 years of age and older are fully vaccinated, while another 15 percent have received their first dose.
“Sonoma County continues to be one of the leaders in the state in getting residents vaccinated,” said Dr. Urmila Shende, Sonoma County Vaccine Chief. “If we want to stay safe and healthy while again enjoying activities such as commencement, vacation, playing sports,
and attending events, such as attending Giants and A’s games, we need to continue to make sure that everyone who wants a vaccine gets the opportunity.”
Adding the Curative mobile unit enables the County to bring vaccination clinics to the 31 percent of the population who have yet to receive a first dose. Curative can administer up to 200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine each day. This will be especially critical now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency authorization for the Pfizer vaccine to those 12 to 15 years old. An estimated 23,000 12- to 15-year-olds in Sonoma County will be able to receive vaccines once the California Department of Public Health opens eligibility for that age group.
To date, Curative has administered 875,136 vaccines throughout California and 1,690,893 throughout the country at sites in Arizona, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Curative has also partnered with the County for COVID-19 testing since December, performing 11,813 tests throughout Sonoma County since late December.
In addition to the Curative sites, there are many other opportunities for vaccines available throughout the County. Most sites are accepting walk-ups, but appointments can be made by going to MyTurn.ca.gov. For the most up-to-date vaccine information, the public is encouraged to visit SoCoEmergency.org/vaccine or call 2-1-1. Residents who need help making an appointment are encouraged to call the County COVID-19 hotline at (707) 565-4667.