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Adventist Health joins forces with FEMA and Tulare County to vaccinate Central Valley residents


Adventist Health in the Central Valley is teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Tulare County to host mass vaccination events at the International Agri-Center in Tulare County.

The events are open to all Central Valley residents over the age of 18. Appointments and walk-ins are available from 7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until July 22, or while vaccine supplies last. Adventist Health in the Central Valley will provide the equipment and supplies, including the COVID-19 vaccine. This week, the Moderna vaccine is being administered, but vaccine type will vary week by week.

“By joining forces with FEMA, we are able to speed up vaccinations and ensure that every person who wants the vaccine, gets the vaccine,” says Andrea Kofl, president of Adventist Health in the Central Valley.

To date, Adventist Health in the Central Valley has administered over 16,000 vaccines throughout the Central Valley.

Eligible community members may register for the vaccine via California’s MyTurn vaccine scheduling website, or simply walk-in during the scheduled event times.

Mass Vaccination Events Location:

Tulare Agri-Center

4500 S. Laspina St.

Tulare, CA 93274

(Corteva Building, Enter through Gate A)

PHOTOGRAPHED: First Tulare patient vaccinated during soft opening on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

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Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii as well as others across the U.S. through its Blue Zones company, a pioneer in taking a systemic and environmental approach to improving the health of entire cities and communities. Through this work, Adventist Health is leading a 21st century well-being transformation movement. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, its innovative Adventist Health Hospital@Home program that provides virtual in-patient care at home, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing to support community well-being.