Mobile vaccination clinic reaches more than 600 farmworkers on job site in Oxnard
OXNARD, CA – March 5, 2021 – In a collaborative effort to provide the COVID-19 vaccination to Ventura County farmworkers, Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Dignity Health Medical Group, and Ventura County Public Health partnered to vaccinate more than 600 farmworkers.
The mobile clinic at Reiter Affiliated Davis Ranch builds on the efforts of Dignity Health, the Ventura County Public Health, and Ventura County farmers to ensure that all community members have access to vaccinations as they become eligible, especially those working in sectors of the county most heavily impacted by COVID-19.
“Farmworkers are essential to our ongoing food supply and it is critical that we do our part to help them stay healthy,” says Darren Lee, President and CEO, Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital. “In alignment with our mission to serve our community, we are pleased to partner with Ventura County Public Health to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to this vulnerable population at their place of employment in a way that is both convenient and safe.”
The vaccine clinic at Davis Farms is among the first mobile vaccination sites in Ventura County to vaccinate the County’s extensive agriculture community.
About Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center
St. John’s Regional Medical Center is a 265-bed acute care, award-winning facility. Serving Ventura County for more than one hundred years, St. John’s is the first and only Certified Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center in Ventura County and a recipient of the American Heart Association’s, Get with the Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Designated as a STEMI Receiving Center, St. John’s is highly recognized in the community for excellence in cardiac care. Our Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and our Integrated Breast Center is accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. SJRMC houses a comprehensive Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, providing specialized care to the tiniest patients as well as a Beacon Award-Winning Intensive Care Unit. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. Learn more at dignityhealth.org/stjohnsregional.