San Fernando, CA -- March 12, 2021
On behalf of Audrey Simons, CEO, San Fernando Community Health Center: San Fernando Community Health Center (SFCHC) is committed to providing state-of-the-art healthcare services to our community, now including COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 rapid testing.
As an approved site through the CA Department of Public Health, SFCHC began administering COVID-19 vaccines in early February to healthcare workers. By March 1st, we expanded our vaccine services to food service-agricultural workers, educators-child care workers, and first responders-public safety workers. Beginning March 15th, the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility opens up to include more people: those with underlying health conditions, 16 years of age and older. (See details below)
Planned Vaccination Clinic Appointment Days & Times (subject to change): Monday – Thursday from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm. Pre-scheduled appointment and eligibility are required.
Please call us for an appointment for you or your loved one: 818-963-5690.
For more detailed information regarding vaccine eligibility, go to LA County Public Health website.
We are proud of our healthcare team, who continue to deliver primary healthcare services (medical, dental, mental health, diabetes) throughout 2020 and today. We are open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm, to care for you and your family - from newborns to our older family members; SFCHC's Healthcare Heroes are here for you.
We've had many funders' generous support this year (L.A. Care Health Plan, Kaiser, HealthNet, Direct Relief, Abbott Foundation, Ahmanson Foundation, Delta Dental, Providence-St. Joseph, Weingart Foundation) as well as strong support from federal resources, including Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). We thank our funders and the elected officials who support the work that we love! We are honored and excited to be able to continue to care for our community.
From: California Department of Public Health
Vaccine Prioritization (as vaccine supply allows) – As of March 12th, 2021
- Currently, vaccines may be distributed to populations identified in Phase 1A and Phase 1B, Tier 1.
- Beginning March 15th, healthcare providers may use their clinical judgement to vaccinate individuals age 16-64 who are deemed to be at the very highest risk for morbidity and mortality from COVID-19 as a direct result of one or more of the following severe health conditions:
- Cancer, current with debilitated or immunocompromised state
- Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
- Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen-dependent
- Down syndrome
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
- Sickle cell disease
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (excludes hypertension)
- Severe obesity (Body Mass Index ≥ 40 kg/m2)
- Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%
If as a result of a developmental or other severe high-risk disability, one or more of the following applies:
- The individual is likely to develop severe life-threatening illness or death from COVID-19 infection
- Acquiring COVID-19 will limit the individual's ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to their well-being and survival
- Providing adequate and timely COVID care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual's disability
The list of eligible conditions is subject to change as additional scientific evidence is published and as CDPH obtains and analyzes additional state-specific data.