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Imperial Valley College nursing students administer COVID-19 vaccinations to farm laborers and other agriculture-related workers who attended a drive-through mass vaccination event at Imperial Valley College on Friday afternoon, Feb. 26. | CATHI PHILLIPS LARIOS PHOTO

PHOTOS: Mass COVID Clinic for Ag Workers Inoculates 1,000

IMPERIAL — Some 1,000 farmworkers and others in the food and agriculture-related sectors were inoculated Friday afternoon, Feb. 26, during a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Imperial Valley College in Imperial.

The mass vaccination event was staged by the Imperial County Public Health Department in conjunction with Imperial Valley College.

The clinic was preceded by a press conference attended by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, as well as Imperial County Board of Supervisors Chairperson Mike Kelley, Dr. Martha Garcia, Superintendent/President of Imperial Valley College, Comite Civico Del Valle director Luis Olmedo, representing farmworker advocates, Salud Sin Fronteras, and county Public Health Director Janette Angulo.

Among those vaccinated in the Valley on Friday, were other Phase 1B Tier 1 individuals such as educators. In the morning, 400 doses were administered to teachers and school staff at IVC, according to the Public Health Department.

To read a story about vaccination efforts for farmworkers, click here.

(Editor’s Note: This post was updated at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 1, with the correct vaccine count.)