Children’s Center and Dept. of Public Health bringing vaccines direct to residents
The Children’s Center of the Antelope Valley (CCAV) is hosting a free neighborhood COVID-19 vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. – noon at its wellness home located at 1102 West Avenue H-5 in Lancaster. Pfizer vaccines, which are available to anyone age 12 and older, will be provided and administered by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Everyone who receives a vaccine at the clinic will receive a goodie bag, which includes a $25 gift card to Olga’s Naturally California Kitchen and coupon for a free mini frozen yogurt from Sweet Frog.
In addition to the vaccine clinic, CCAV is distributing free backpacks to all school-age children that morning. Backpacks were donated by Baby2Baby. Free refreshments will also be available.
“We want to do our part to help local residents access the vaccine, especially those who work during the week and commute outside the Antelope Valley, which is why we chose to schedule it on a Saturday,” said Donna Gaddis, CCAV’s compliance manager. “Plus, we are excited for community members to come by and check out our wellness home, which will soon be offering a variety of free programs and resources to anyone who wants them.”
This neighborhood vaccine clinic is an example of the benefits of a public-private partnership. The Children’s Center is coordinating the clinic, City of Lancaster owns the wellness home, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is providing the vaccines, Baby2Baby donated the backpacks, and Olga’s and Sweet Frog donated gift cards.