New vaccination clinic at Harbor High School kicks into high gear
A spokesperson for Dignity Health confirmed Tuesday that a new clinic delivering COVID-19 vaccinations is now open at Harbor High School, 300 La Fonda Avenue in Santa Cruz.
The site is for patients who have a Dignity Health or Dominican primary care physician, and are in Phase 1A (health care workers) or Phase 1B Tier 1 (those over the age of 65) of the state’s vaccination system.
4:52 PM, Jan 27, 2021This story was corrected to reflect that the clinic first opened on Wednesday January 20, not last weekend, and that it is not a drive-thru clinic.
Vaccines are offered by appointment only; patients can schedule one by calling (831) 288-6526.
Dr. Steve Magee, president of Dignity Health Medical Group-Dominican, said that, “As we continue to vaccinate Phase 1B Tier 1 patients, as vaccine supply allows, and as we address the needs of those over 65, we will open up spots for those in Phase 1B Tier 2.”
He added that they will publish regular updates about which tiers are eligible for appointments on the health system’s website, www.dhmf.org/dominican.
Dignity workers began running half-day clinics at Harbor High on Wednesday, Jan. 20, through Sunday. Now, they are running half-day clinics this Wednesday through Friday, with plans to do full days on Saturday and Sunday. If vaccine supply allows, they will be open for seven days next week.
They were able to administer 200 vaccines per day last weekend, and the plan is to be able to provide 400 to 800 vaccines per day as they expand to full days this coming weekend.
Dignity Health is currently recruiting volunteers to help run the clinic. Those interested can sign up for a slot here. No medical experience is required for these positions.