City of Irvine and MemorialCare Expand COVID-19 Vaccinations to More Irvine Residents

Friday, March 26, 2021

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The City of Irvineexpanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to Irvine’s highest risk residents aged 55 and over through a continued partnership with MemorialCare

The City of Irvine continues to bring vaccines to Irvine residents through Mayor Farrah N. Khan’s COVID-19 Task Force. The state’s announcement to extend eligibility to California residents 50+ starting April 1 and all individuals 16+ April 15, will only continue these alliances and vaccination efforts.

“MemorialCare continues to be an outstanding partner to help meet the vaccination needs of our residents,” said Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “We will continue to work together until every Irvine resident receives a vaccine – and we are well on our way to this goal.”

The City of Irvine and MemorialCare began their vaccine administration partnership in February of this year. This is the third time the health care system and the City have aligned to protect Irvine residents. The vaccine clinic held today directly administered 300 vaccines to high-risk Irvine residents aged 55 and above. 

“MemorialCare has been honored to be able to partner with the City of Irvine to administer COVID-19 vaccines to the City’s most vulnerable population over the past several weeks,” said Dr. Mark Schafer,CEO of MemorialCare Medical Group & Greater Newport Physicians. “We are thrilled to be able to continue our vaccination efforts by administering another 300 vaccines today bringing our total to above 700 vaccinations given in conjunction with the City of Irvine.”

Additional information about vaccines and the COVID-19 Task Force is available at cityofirvine.org.

MemorialCare is a platinum-level Leaders Circle partner of the Greater Irvine Chamber.


MemorialCare, a nonprofit health system, listed among the nation's Best Health Systems and Best Workplaces, has over 200 care locations including leading hospitals—Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills, Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley, Long Beach Medical Center, and Miller Children's &?Women's Hospital Long Beach;?MemorialCare?Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians;?MemorialCare?Select Health Plan; and numerous outpatient health, imaging, surgery, urgent care, breast health and dialysis centers throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties.?For more information, please visit?memorialcare.org.?? 

 

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 281,707 that spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields, and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org. ? 

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