April 1, 2021

Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic in Hawaiian Gardens Vaccinates Residents Close to Home

Hawaiian Gardens, CA — Today, on the first day that all residents 50 and older are eligible for vaccinations in California, Supervisor Janice Hahn visited a four-day vaccine pop-up clinic at the New Hope Community Church in Hawaiian Gardens. The pop-up vaccine clinic is a partnership between the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), FEMA, Supervisor Hahn’s office, New Hope Community Church and the ABC Unified School District that aims to boost the vaccination rate of Hawaiian Gardens residents.

“We need to boost the vaccination rate in this community, so we brought the vaccines directly to the residents,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “This pop-up vaccine clinic is meeting people where they are, and making it easy and convenient to get vaccinated. The best part is that we are using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – so it’s one and done.”

The latest available data shows Hawaiian Gardens residents have a vaccination rate of 21%– a rate that is lower than most other cities in the County. This pop-up clinic is vaccinating 500 people per day for four days for a total of 2,000 vaccinations. The total population of Hawaiian Gardens is just above 14,000 residents.

“I want to thank Governor Newsom and Secretary Mark Ghaly for making this happen and the New Hope Community Church for being such incredible hosts and partners,” continued Supervisor Hahn. “We have a big job ahead of us reaching all corners of our County and these community-based clinics are going to be an important tool to getting everyone vaccinated.”

Everyone vaccinated through this clinic must pre-register. The vaccine available at this site will be Johnson & Johnson which only requires one dose.

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