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New COVID-19 Vaccine Sites Opening In Stanislaus County

In partnership with California State University - Stanislaus (Stan State) and City of Modesto, Stanislaus County Public Health will be opening two COVID-19 Vaccine Point of Distribution (PODs) sites. The new sites will be located at Modesto Centre Plaza and Stan State starting on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 and Jan. 19, 2021 respectively. The clinic at Modesto Centre Plaza will replace the vaccine clinic currently operating at 830 Scenic Drive, Modesto, California.

Both sites will expand and improve the accessibility of vaccines to Stanislaus County residents who are prioritized under Phase 1A and individuals 65 years and older as prioritized by California Department of Public Health. The details for the new sites are as follows:

• Modesto Centre Plaza: Starting on Monday Jan. 18, 2021 at 1000 L St, Modesto, California 95354. This POD will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parking will be available at the Modesto Centre Plaza, and both City-operated garages on 10th Street and 9th Street.

• Stan State: Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 at 1 University Circle, Turlock, California 95382. Specifically Located at Fitzpatrick Arena in Turlock, this POD will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, including holidays, through July 31, 2021.

Appointments are not currently needed at either of the sites. Vaccines will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Public Health is distributing and administering vaccines in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of California. Following the State’s priority phases and tiers, each provider decides what categories of patients they have the capacity to vaccinate at any given time.

Stanislaus County Public Health continues to work closely with all partners in the Emergency Operations Center to address the COVID-19 pandemic through guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, and other partners.