Imperial Valley College announced that a mass vaccination drive-thru clinic for the first dose will he taking place this month. While this event is for IVC students, it is open to all community members 12 years and older who have not been vaccinated.
The event has been scheduled for Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Imperial Valley College from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. by appointment only. Participants need to register by Tuesday, June 8, 2021. Approximately 300 doses of vaccine will be available for the clinic.
IVC Staff will be taking protective measures at the vaccination event and anyone arriving at the clinic with symptoms of COVID-19 will be unable to receive the vaccination on that day. Attendees must bring a picture ID that includes their birth date. In addition, attendees are required to wear a face-covering and encouraged to wear a short-sleeve shirt. The event is being hosted by Imperial Valley College officials and the United States Department of Education through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program.
Those vaccinated will receive a gift card and a backpack. Students who already have received a vaccine are encouraged to stop by and show proof of vaccination via vaccination card, to be entered into a drawing for a PS5, MacBook, or Xbox, and will receive a backpack. Any prospective IVC Student currently attending an Imperial County high school or middle school will receive a backpack and be entered in a drawing for an iPad. Students will have the option to receive either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
“We are excited to offer a COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic to our community, this is in collaboration with the United States Department of Education and we are targeting our College students and prospective students. The Vaccination Clinic is open to all community members who have not been vaccinated,” stated Dr. Martha Garcia, IVC Superintendent/President. “We are aware that some of our students are ready to return to campus for face-to-face instruction and support services. Moreover, Imperial Valley College is planning to safely offer about 23% of its Fall 2021 courses to include some face-to-face instruction and will be announcing more details in the coming weeks. The IVC team and Board of Trustees are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Federal Pharmacy Partnership Program to enable us to provide vaccines to our students and the community.”
Individuals interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine can schedule an appointment by going to bit.ly/ivcvaccine and filling out the form, registration is required. For questions about registering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding for this event has been provided by the Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds.