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The Consulate General of Mexico becomes new vaccination site in Sacramento

Updated: Apr 5

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Mario Pereztello, Consulate General of Mexico, phone? prensasac@sre.gob.mx

Karina Talamantes, Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby,

916-808-7339, Ktalamantes@cityofsacramento.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Consulate General of Mexico becomes new

vaccination site in Sacramento


Sacramento, Calif. (March 8, 2021) -- The Consulate General of Mexico in

Sacramento is pleased to announce that it will become a COVID-19 vaccination site as

of Monday, March 8, thanks to a strategic alliance with Elica Health Centers and the

consular Health Window (Ventanilla de Salud), administered by the Health Education

Council.


The new vaccination site, at 2093 Arena Blvd., also is supported by the Natomas

Unified School District and Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby, who represents the

district.


Vaccinations will be available by appointment only for all eligible Mexican nationals,

according to the categories established by the County of Sacramento. Please note that

while Sacramento County will establish the phase that will be followed, the vaccine will

be administered regardless of which county a person resides within the 24-county

consular jurisdiction. Access to the vaccine will be given regardless of immigration

status or health insurance availability.


A media event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 8 at the new vaccination

site to discuss how it will serve the community and region (see details below).

Those who wish to be vaccinated may register at the following link:

http://bit.ly/vaccinessac. People also can call the consulate’s Health Window (Ventanilla

de Salud) at 916-329-3502 or text the word “vacunas” to 833-510-7753.


Appointments are currently open to the following categories, which have been

authorized by the County of Sacramento: Phase 1a and 1b (i) people over 65; (ii)

teachers (K-12); (iii) childcare workers.


Latinos in California represent 40% of the population and have been the most impacted

by the pandemic, representing 55.2% of infections and 46.2% of deaths. Despite the

high infection and mortality rate, only 17% of this population has been vaccinated,

according to information provided by the California Department of Public Health.

“It is a privilege for this consulate to actively participate in the promotion of vaccination

amongst our nationals as place of trust and safety for our community,” said Liliana

Ferrer, who leads the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento


“We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with the Consulate as we once

again work together to serve the greater Sacramento region with a focus on the Latino

community,” Mayor Pro Tem Ashby said.


“The Natomas Unified School District and Consulate testing and vaccination clinics

represent the true spirit of Sacramento and it is an honor to provide this service to the

community.” Said Carol Swanson of Natomas Unified School District.


** MEDIA EVENT INFORMATION **

Who:

 Representatives from the Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento

 Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby

 Representatives from the Natomas Unified School District

What: Officials will discuss how the new vaccination site at the Consulate General of

Mexico will serve the local community and the region.

When: 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 8

Where: The Consulate General, 2093 Arena Blvd., Sacramento, 95834

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