Monterey Co. ag leaders ready to vaccinate farm workers prior to the Yuma influx

Monterey Co. ag leaders ready to vaccinate farm workers prior to the Yuma influx

Like everything else related to vaccinations, availability is what counts.

Updated: 7:31 PM PST February 4, 2021

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Good evening everyone, I’m ERIN CLARK. AND I’m DAN GREEN. WE ARE STARTING TODAY … WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO VACCINATE ONE OF THE BIGGEST WORKERS HERE ON THE CENTRAL COAST … WE TALK ABOUT AGRICULTURAL WORKERS. . WITH MORE ABOUT THE PREPARATIONS THAT ARE DONE, WE GO TO PROMOTIONAL NEWS 8 REPORTER FELIX CORTEZ LIVE IN SALINAS. ### DAN. READY TO ROLL. All we need is the vaccine. (Valadez Zoom 32:24 We built the resources and the infrastructure. We built the teams. We brought this to the county. It’s literally on hold. We’re just waiting for the answer to come back to us and say yes , we can begin.: 35) Monterey County Inc. leaders are ready to begin vaccinating farm workers now. Before an influx of them arrives from the Yuma region. An area with some of the highest Covid positivity rates in the nation. The employers of the AG will register this to the workers .. Clinica de Salud will administer the vaccine .. (Valadez Zoom 20:14 In our opinion it really makes sense to start vaccinating these people before you wait before we get in front of one Tsunami of Challenges Facing Frankly, it will then be even further under-prepared to deal with: 30) Why not when 500 farm workers were vaccinated on Wednesday in Santa Cruz County and another 500 expected to receive the vaccine on Friday can be obtained. (26:51 And what they did in Santa Cruz is they said, OK, you have an extra vaccine, or you have a vaccine. You are ready to do a lot. Do this. We’re not in that position.: 03) Part of the reason the doses in Santa Cruz were provided by a private provider that receives their allocation direct from the state .. in Monterey County .. all vaccines flow through the county .. and county requests ( GRAPHIC IN “Vendors Are Prioritizing Those 75 And Over To Lower Mortality” .. the keyword here require, not require .. graphic out) (zoom Lopez 2:22 and we’re ready what is missing in the equation is vaccine like everyone else out there: 27 There is simply not enough in the pipeline: 29) Those responsible at the AG don’t want to be ahead of the curve. They just hope that if additional vaccine is made available, priority will be given to field workers. They are the environmental county’s largest workforce, and crowded living conditions are the reasons their communities have some of the highest rates of positivity. (lopez zoom 2:46 If you look at the data, there is no doubt that it is our farm workers: 49 It is these people who are unfortunately much more affected by covid 19:55 and obviously by you The nation is relying on them to provide the food for all of us: 00) BUT THE BOTTOM LINE. LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE WITH REGARD TO VACCINATIONS. THERE IS AVAILABILITY. FELIX FROM OTHER SUPPLIERS WHO PROVIDE THE VACCINE. ONE OF THEM IS AGAINST THE PHARMACEUTICAL AGE. THAT’S CORRECTLY ADDED .. HERE IN SALINAS. THE EXACT STORE THAT HAS TO BE DISCOVERED … AND THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT CAN EXTEND THE LIST EVEN MORE

Monterey Co. ag leaders ready to vaccinate farm workers prior to the Yuma influx

Like everything else related to vaccinations, availability is what counts.

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Updated: 7:31 PM PST February 4, 2021

Like everything else related to vaccinations, availability is what counts.

Like everything else related to vaccinations, availability is what counts.

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