Date of Event: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location of Event: Westside Produce in Firebaugh
785 12th Street Firebaugh, CA 93622
Time of Event: 8:00AM-5:00PM
Fresno, CA. March 1, 2021: Valley Health Team and Westside Produce, in collaboration with California Health Sciences University, and Fresno County will provide 560 COVID-19 vaccines to agriculture workers, in Firebaugh, CA.
Farmworkers from Marv Coit, Legacy Farm Management, Giacone Ranch, Elrod Farming, Ramirez Agriculture, and Red Rooster Farms will be in attendance to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Agriculture workers are the backbone of our community and it is our goal to ensure that they are vaccinated and protected from COVID-19,” said Soyla A. Reyna-Griffin, Chief Executive Officer of Valley Health Team. “Valley Health Team is deeply embedded within the Ag worker community and we will continue to provide vaccinations, education, and post-vaccination care to all of our service areas.”
Valley Health Team and its partners will return to the site on March 29, 2021, to administer the second dose of vaccines to agriculture workers.
Fresno County is expected to receive 32,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses during the coming week, the largest shipment to date.
Since 1973, it has been Valley Health Team’s mission to provide accessible, comprehensive, and quality health care in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner regardless of patient’s ability to pay. Our main purpose as a Federally Qualified Health Center is to enhance the provision of primary care services in underserved urban and rural communities. Valley Health Team is a Joint Commission-accredited, non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center serving patients throughout the Central Valley and Eastern Sierras with an operating budget in excess of $42,000,000. In 2020, Valley Health Team provided health care services to over 34,156 patients with approximately 83% of those patients at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.