Loma Linda University Health Administers Its 100,000th COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
- The 100,000 mark was reached today, March 31st.
- Loma Linda University Health’s mass vaccination clinics are among the largest vaccination efforts in San Bernardino County.
LOMA LINDA, CA — March 31, 2021 — Loma Linda University Health administered its 100,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose today, a milestone for its mass vaccine clinic sites that were established on Jan. 29 to serve San Bernardino County.
Loma Linda University Health’s mass vaccination clinics are among the largest vaccination efforts in San Bernardino County. Three major sites deliver approximately 2,000 vaccines a day free of charge.
The vaccination efforts also included a mobile clinic as part of a specialized outreach to underserved communities for those who may not have transportation to a clinic or internet access to make an appointment online.
Michael Hogue, PharmD, FAPhA, FNAP, dean of LLU School of Pharmacy, has played an integral role in establishing clinics in line with CDC and California state guidelines and says bringing the pandemic to an end will require at least 70% of the county’s 2.18 million citizens to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “We are committed to reaching this goal, together, with our partners at the County and State Departments of Health,” he said.
“I’m so proud of our healthcare providers, faculty, staff, and students, as well as dozens of community volunteers, who have given of their time over the past three months to provide this life-saving resource,” Hogue said. “I believe that this is a tangible demonstration of our love for our neighbors and evidence of our deep commitment to the health of our community.”
Hogue said the Loma Linda University Faculty Medical Group has been key in reaching this goal.
“Loma Linda University Health is privileged to participate in the County-wide vaccination efforts,” said FMG president, Ricardo Peverini, MD. “Every single vaccine means another person that has markedly increased their ability to fight off the virus, lessening the chances of others being infected, and gets us closer to bringing this pandemic under control.”
More information and answers to common questions about COVID-19 are available online at lluh.org/coronavirus. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines or to schedule a vaccine appointment, visit lluh.org/vaccine.
Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, Loma Linda University Health is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to over 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, Loma Linda University Health is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”
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