Vaccine clinics go mobile

Public Health opens new COVID-19 vaccine clinics

With COVID-19 numbers rising and vaccinations lagging, Butte County Public Health is holding mobile clinics this month to supplement fixed locations administering vaccines.

BCPH has clinics Thursday afternoon (Aug. 5) at Nelson Middle School in Oroville, 4-6 p.m., and Thursday evening at Notre Dame School in Chico, 6-8 p.m. Clinics move to the Gridley WIC Office on Tuesday (Aug. 10), 7-9 a.m., and Durham Memorial Hall on Wednesday (Aug. 11) and Sept. 1, both 3-5:30 p.m.

Go to buttecounty.net/ph/COVID19/vaccine for appointments, though walk-ins are welcome, and for updates on mobile clinics. The webpage also lists pharmacies and community vaccination clinics with inoculations available regularly.

As of the CN&R’s deadline, BCPH had recorded 13,176 coronavirus cases in the county since the start of the pandemic, including 200 deaths. New cases nearly doubled week-on-week last month.

Meanwhile, Butte County ranked in the lower half of California counties in vaccination rates. BCPH, citing state Public Health figures, reported 45.9 percent of vaccine-eligible residents (ages 12 and up) as fully vaccinated and 52 percent receiving at least one dose—compared to statewide rates of 63 percent and 72.5 percent, respectively.

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