One-day clinic open to residents, staff, caregivers, vendors, family and friends
By Florence Clifton
The GRF has coordinated with Contra Costa Health Services to bring the county’s mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic to Rossmoor. The clinic will take place on Friday, July 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Fireside Room at Gateway.
The clinic is open to Rossmoor residents, caregivers, GRF and Waterford employees, vendors, family members and friends.
The Johnson and Johnson and Pfizer vaccines will be available. Moderna also will be available if someone needs their second Moderna shot.
Even though most restrictions have been lifted, there is still a growing concern over the Delta coronavirus variant in the Bay Area and throughout California. Scientists and health officials now believe the Delta variant is the “greatest threat” to eradicating the COVID-19 virus.
“The big danger is that as the virus replicates around the world, there will be a variant that evades the vaccines that we have today,” said Dr. Deepak Srivastava, president of the Gladstone Institutes, a bio medical research organization. “When that happens, we have to start all over.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has emphasized the need for more Americans to get fully vaccinated in order to avoid more outbreaks of the disease.
To help mitigate the Delta variant threat, California is continuing its efforts to “Vaccinate all 58” counties. Locally, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) is offering free mobile vaccination clinics to workplaces, community centers and other locations, which can be requested by any business or organization within the county. The county is trying to make it as easy as possible to receive a vaccination for those who are not yet vaccinated.
Depending on the turnout, GRF may be able to coordinate a return clinic to schedule second dose vaccinations. Otherwise, individuals will be instructed to call CCHS’ call center at 1-833-829-2626 to schedule their second dose at one of CCHS’ vaccine sites.
GRF is encouraging everyone in the Rossmoor community who has not received the COVID-19 vaccine yet to take advantage of this opportunity. Those who have been vaccinated can share this information with their friends and family or someone they know who might need the COVID-19 vaccine but has not found the time or opportunity yet. Residents who invite family, caregivers and friends who are not Rossmoor residents will need to provide them with gate access.
To ensure the correct number of vaccines are available on July 23, call the Counseling office at 1-925-988-7750 or email email@example.com to register for the vaccine clinic. Walk-ins are welcome on the day in the Fireside Room, but registration is strongly encouraged.