VENTURA, CA – Ventura County has created vaccination sites for the public to receive a free vaccine against COVID-19.
The Ventura County Fairgrounds is now a testing ground for COVID, but now people are queuing up in front of another building to get vaccinated.
“I wanted to get vaccinated as soon as possible,” said Walter Wellis, a resident of Westlake Village.
Wallis said he waited patiently for the vaccine and was not nervous.
“No,” Willis said. “I’m just excited to get vaccinated.”
Ventura County’s first vaccine site opened in South Oxnard, followed by the Fairgrounds on Monday.
“We currently have two main sites, as well as some specialized sites in the public health facility, as well as one for the community responsible for the first person,”
The district leaders hope to eventually have nine sites. The county is currently in phase 1-A of the vaccine introduction. This includes health workers and people living in long-term care facilities. Just like Heidriana Occidental works in a dental office in Oxnard.
“My office offered to vaccinate all the staff, so you can just do it,” Occidental said.
The county hopes to move to the next phase of the vaccination plan in two weeks. People can register online once their phase begins. After people are vaccinated, they are asked to stay in the waiting room for 15 minutes to make sure they do not react.
“I really didn’t feel like anything,” Occidental said.
Nearly 15,000 vaccines have been distributed, and the county has just received 10,000 more from the state.
“We hope to build the capacity of our vaccination systems so that we can produce 5,000 vaccinations a day,” Zimmerman said. “Currently, with all the centers open, we are around 2200-2500, so we would like to double that by the end of the month. Ultimately, our goal is to get up to 10,000 vaccinations a day. “
The county is also looking for volunteers to help with vaccination sites.
If you want to register to get vaccinated or volunteer at a vaccination site, click here.