Updated: Apr 5, 2021
Mario Pereztello, Consulate General of Mexico, phone? email@example.com
Karina Talamantes, Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Pro Tem Angelique Ashby,
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
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
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 **
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