Taylor Farms and Yuma County’s Department of Public Health are partnering with the National Guard to vaccinate employees
SALINAS, CALIFORNIA, March 10, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Taylor Farms is proud to announce the start of COVID-19 vaccination Tuesday March 9th, for over 1,200 employees at the Yuma, Arizona Established as a result of a successful partnership between the Yuma County Department of Public Health with the assistance and assistance of the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Department of Emergency Management. With the second day of vaccination this Thursday March 11thTaylor Farms Yuma employees, from the farm workers to those working at the processing plant, will be fully vaccinated in the coming weeks. All employees receive their second dose in April before the migration Salinas begins. This is a critical step in protecting employees, their families and the communities in which they live and work.
“We have and will continue to struggle to get vaccines for all our key employees, and this is an important first step in protecting our employees,” he said Bruce Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Taylor Farms. “Our key farm workers work hard every day to ensure that consumers continue to have fresh food available North Americaand I’m proud that the community and organizations in Arizona Prioritize and recognize these everyday heroes with us. “
Located in the Taylor Farms Yuma facility, Yuma County Provision of vaccinations, logistics and coordination for a clinic on site with 14 stations. The vaccines were administered by the Yuma County Health Department with support from the National Guard.
On the first day, an average of 35 people were vaccinated every 15 minutes, which underlines the success of the accessible vaccination site. Employee informed consent forms have been pre-filled to increase the efficiency of vaccine distribution. The Multiagency team proved the process worked by staying ahead of schedule all day. In addition to administering the vaccines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Yuma County Health are working side by side to map migrant workers’ journeys to advocate more vaccines in key places where those people travel back and forth .
Taylor Farms will continue efforts to ensure all company employees across the country have the opportunity to be vaccinated and is committed to protecting employees and local communities during this ongoing pandemic.
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Taylor Farms is a leading North American manufacturer of salads and healthy fresh foods. Taylor Farms is built on a commitment to quality, innovation, sustainability and food safety. Taylor Farms is family owned and based in The Salad Bowl of the World. Salinas, California. www.taylorfarms.com
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