Protecting Our Community With COVID-19 Vaccine
The COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort is without a doubt a monumental achievement for Camarena Health. Upon learning that a vaccine was now available to help fight the pandemic, the mission was clear: vaccinate as many people as possible.
In the early tiers of vaccine distribution, Camarena Health worked with the City of Madera and neighbors of the A Street Health Center to devise a plan for a drive-through clinic in the parking lot. This first clinic opened to major success and saw approximately 150-170 people per day.
Through a series of on-site and off-site clinics, Camarena Health was responsible for administering nearly 20,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly 70% of vaccines were administered at off-site clinics in the community with partnerships in Madera, Chowchilla, and Oakhurst. None of this would have been possible if not for the entire workforce at Camarena Health. Not only did individual departments execute their assigned duties, but employees stepped up to help out in other ways even when they weren’t asked. Staff from administration to outreach and beyond were at clinics helping direct traffic, collect patient information, and helping wherever else needed.
For more stories from the heart, check out our 2021 Annual Report.