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County pivots towards mobile COVID vaccine clinics
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Vaccines “are highly effective at preventing serious illness and death from COVID-19, including the Delta variant,” according to the California Department of Public Health (Journal file photo).

Stanislaus County Health Services Agency (HSA) will close three of its community vaccination sites as it focuses its vaccination efforts on mobile clinics. Vaccine clinics located in Modesto and Patterson will close by the end of May while Oakdale will host its last 2nd dose clinic on May 14. Mobile clinics will allow the agency to ensure vaccines are distributed equitably to all community members.  

“Moving to mobile clinics helps break down some of the barriers to getting vaccinated, such as transportation,” said Stanislaus County Public Health Officer, Dr. Julie Vaishampayan. “We hope this will make it easier for our community members to protect themselves and their families from COVID‐19.”  

The community vaccination clinics have been successful in vaccinating many people working and living in Stanislaus County. To date, 123,117 doses have been administered through the county operated clinics with 11, 906 doses at the Oakdale site, 8,386 at the Patterson site, 44,039 at Stan State, and 52,027 at the Modesto site. 6,759 doses were also administered at the HSA site on 830 Scenic Drive in Modesto.  These clinics were held in partnership with the cities, local fire departments, school districts, and Stan State. As the county wraps up 1st dose administration in Modesto, Patterson, and Oakdale sites, residents will be able to receive single dose, Johnson and Johnson, vaccine on the remainder of 2nd dose clinic days at the three clinics.  

Smaller scale mobile clinics will allow HSA to expand resources to more areas of the county and increase accessibility of vaccines to communities and populations that have not yet received the vaccine, including the most disproportionately impacted neighborhoods. Mobile clinics are being organized in partnership with various community‐based partners.  

Vaccines are available at all clinics by appointments or walk‐ins. Community members are encouraged to visit or call 1‐833‐540‐0473 to find the nearest vaccination site if they choose to make an appointment. Vaccinations are always free and open to people who live or work in Stanislaus County, regardless of immigration status.

For more information on mobile clinics and other community vaccination clinic sites, please visit