City of Irvine and Hoag Partner to Provide COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Friday, March 05, 2021
Through the continued efforts of Mayor Farrah N. Khan’s COVID-19 Task Force, the City of Irvine and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian partnered to provide a small COVID-19 vaccine clinic for Irvine senior citizens.
The small vaccine clinic took place March 4 at Lakeview Senior Center. A total of 300 seniors aged 65 and over received the COVID-19 vaccine. With nearly 28,000 seniors aged 65 and over in the City, the City of Irvine is making it a priority to get seniors vaccinated against the coronavirus.
“My COVID-19 Task Force will continue to forge relationships and bring vaccines to the City of Irvine,” said Mayor Farrah N. Khan. “We will not stop until all Irvine residents have received their COVID-19 vaccine.”
City staff set up the vaccination site at Lakeview Senior Center, managed registration, and provided transportation to those who were unable to get to the vaccination site. Hoag provided COVID-19 vaccines, as well as medical personnel to administer the vaccines.
"Hoag is proud to partner with the City of Irvine to provide our community’s senior population with COVID-19 vaccines, especially those who have had limited access to obtaining them,” said Marcy Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief Hospital Operations Officer at Hoag. “We are passionate about and committed to supporting our community at this critical stage of the pandemic."
Additional information about vaccines and the COVID-19 Task Force is available at cityofirvine.org.
Hoag is a platinum-level Leaders Circle partner of the Greater Irvine Chamber.
Hoag is a nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 30,000 inpatients and 480,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to nine health centers and 13 urgent care centers. Hoag has invested $261 million in programs and services to support the underserved community within the past five years, including areas like mental health, homelessness, transportation for seniors, education, and support for single mothers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. In the 2020 - 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Rankings, Hoag is the highest ranked hospital in Orange County and the only OC hospital ranked in the Top 10 in California. For an unprecedented 23 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.
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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