Wednesday, June 9, Corcoran residents had the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.
Dr. Burke Harris vaccinated local teenager Brooklyn Rogers while visiting Corcoran. As part of the effort from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to increase confidence in the vaccines across the state, Dr. Burke Harris administered COVID-19 vaccines at the Kings County Health Clinic in Corcoran. The Surgeon General also toured the clinic sites and thanked staff and volunteers for their contributions to the statewide vaccination effort.
Also, the first 75 people who got vaccinated in Corcoran were given $75 gift certificates.
Dr. Harris was joined in Corcoran by Kings County Supervisors Richard Valle and Craig Pederson, Corcoran City Councilmembers Mayor Pat Nolen, Vice Mayor Jeanette Zamora-Bragg and Greg Ojeda along with Corcoran Unified School District Board member Sandra Delafuente. Also attending the local event was Ed Hill, Director of the Kings County health Department.
District 2 Kings County Supervisor Richard Valle said he wanted to thank Dr. Burke Harris for coming to Corcoran to administer vaccines.
“She personally recognized our health workers for their sacrifices and hard work on the front lines of the pandemic,” Supervisor Valle said. “I echo those words of gratitude and appreciation. Let’s have a safe and great summer in California!”
In addition to recognizing the health care workers, Dr. Burke Harris also encouraged residents to get vaccinated.
Dr. Harris is an award winning physician, researcher and advocate dedicated to addressing childhood trauma—which she says is a serious, expensive and widespread public health crisis.
Dr. Harris has dedicated most of her career to serving vulnerable communities and combating the root causes of health disparities. She was appointed as California’s first-ever Surgeon General by Governor Gavin Newsom in January 2019. Dr. Burke Harris completed her residency at Stanford and then founded a clinic in one of San Francisco’s most underserved communities.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines, including scheduling an appointment, visit VaccinateALL58.com.