Mass Vaccination Site Open at Cal Poly Pomona

Parking area now part of a county-wide effort to increase access to the vaccine as cases rise once again

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Photo from Cal Poly Pomona’s public twitter account @calpolypomona.

A Mass COVID-19 vaccination site opened up today in a Cal Poly Pomona parking area in an attempt to make the vaccine more accessible, it’s first patient, a 74-year-old woman, was vaccinated this morning. There are plans to ramp up vaccinations to as many as 10,000 patients a day, according to a Cal Poly Pomona news release published Feb. 4.

The release said that the site be offering vaccinations by appointment 7 days a week, as long as they have a supply of the vaccine available. The campus is partnering with a consortium of healthcare providers initiated by Kaiser Permanente including Adventist Health, the California Medical Association, Dignity Health, and Futuro Health.

“Cal Poly Pomona is very happy to provide a vaccination site for our community,” University President Soraya M. Coley said in the news release. “Vaccines save lives, and we are committed, proud and prepared to be part of this effort.”

Vaccinations are available by appointment only, and recipients can find out when they’re eligible by visiting the California Department of Public Health’s MyTurn website. Registering signs residents up for notifications as to when they are eligible for the vaccine. The vaccinations will become available to different age ranges and demographics in accordance with the state’s phases and tiers, as developed by the California Department of Public Health.

The Cal Poly Pomona site is one of five larger vaccine distribution sites in LA County in addition to city operated sites, hospitals and pharmacies.