Don’t forget about Wednesday’s drive-through COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Lassen County’s Public Health Department is gearing up for tomorrow’s Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or while supplies last, at Lassen Community College. Residents should follow the signage at the college entrance that will direct them to the exact location.

The free, drive-through clinic Wednesday, March 17 is available to Lassen County residents who are 18 years old and older. Those attending the clinic should bring ID or proof of residency.

The morning hours from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. are reserved for seniors who are 65 years and older, but 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. is open to the public, as long as supplies last. No registration is required.

The paperwork for the clinic is available at lassencares.org. For any questions, call (530) 251-8183.

“As you know, we are limited in the number of vaccines that we are allocated by the state, but we believe we have enough to go until 5 p.m.,” Lassen County Public Health Director Cynthia Raschein told the Lassen County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

She said the vaccine being used at the clinic is made by Moderna, and is available to residents 18 years and older. Raschein added the department has about 1,500 first shots available.

Raschein noted there is a waiting list of about 170 residents who are 65 years and older, and she said the department has been trying to contact them.

“Those that aren’t scheduled and want to come through the clinic, we’re open 8 to 10 a.m. for them,” she said.

Wednesday’s drive-through clinic is for first doses only. The second dose clinic is scheduled for April 14. Raschein added regular vaccines clinic would continue at public health.

The Public Health Director issued thanks to partnering agencies, including Lassen Community College, Banner Lassen Medical Center, SEMSA, the Susanville Police Department, Lassen County Sheriff’s Office, CHP, Susanville Fire Department, OES, Caltrans and the Susan River and Janesville Fire Protection Districts.

“I want to compliment you guys on a job you’ve done on this whole thing. It’s stellar, you guys have really worked hard,” Hammond said of the local public health department.