Montage Health reaches 50,000 vaccination milestone
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONTEREY, Calif. — Montage Health today announced that Community Hospital delivered its 50 thousandth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to the community. The vaccination took place at Montage Wellness Center in Marina.
Armando Vidal, from Marina came to the clinic to receiver his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Vidal works in the executive offices at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
The moment was announced with cheers and fan-fare from clinic workers, volunteers, and community members getting vaccinated. Vidal was thrilled to get the vaccine, but also had mixed feelings about the occasion. “I have mixed feelings, as I am able to receive it, but my family in Peru is still not able to. I feel so lucky to get the vaccine today.”
As of late Monday morning, Community Hospital had administered 36,121 doses of Pfizer, 13,800 doses of Moderna, and 257 doses of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Most of the vaccinations took place at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula and at Montage Wellness Center in Marina, but recent mobile and pop-up clinics in Seaside are also included in the count.
To celebrate the occasion, Montage Health partnered with local businesses to buy certificates and get donations for the lucky person receiving the 50 thousandth dose. Vidal was awarded with the following prizes:
- Cinemark Movie Theater Tickets (donated by Cinemedia)
- $100 gift certificate to Tarpy’s Roadhouse or Rio Grill (donated by Coastal Roots Hospitality)
- $200 gift certificate to Del Monte Shopping Center (donated by Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula)
- Land and Sea Package - biking and kayaking for 4 people (donated by Adventures by the Sea)
- Backpack and water bottle (donated by Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula)
“It’s been a privilege to be a large part of the vaccination effort here in Monterey County,” says Cynthia Peck, VP of Community Hospital and Montage health and the executive responsible for the vaccination clinics. “By getting vaccinated, not only do you dramatically lower your own risk of serious disease and hospitalization, but you are safer when you go out to local restaurants and businesses to support our local economy. We are thrilled to be part of that effort, and we’re doing all we can to get these very safe and effective vaccines into as many of our neighbors as we can.”
Montage Health continues to offer vaccine clinics for residents of Monterey County. The next clinics scheduled are at Montage Wellness Center in Marina. Appointments and walk-ins are available.
Tuesday, May 11
8 a.m. – noon
Vaccine: Moderna (ages 18+)
Wednesday, May 12
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Vaccine: Pfizer (ages 16+)
For the latest schedule of vaccines and to make an appointment, visit www.chomp.org/vaccine.