REDDING, Calif. - Anyone over the age of 18-years-old and who lives in Shasta County will be getting the vaccine at the Redding Rancheria’s Tribal Health Center, but spots are already filled for Sunday’s clinic.
“When we looked at it as a tribal organization, we saw the majority of our patients that were Covid positive were between 20-years-old and 40-years-old,” said Glen Hayward, the Executive Director of Health Services. “That population is going around visiting our elders, they're visiting their families. So that best thing to do was to vaccinate as many people as possible.”
The tribe said 25 people are already on a waitlist. Spaces filled within the first three to four hours of the phone lines being open. The Redding Rancheria said it received 170 calls in the first hour alone.
“Any place that can open and get us all vaccinated, the safer we're all going to be in the long run,” said Richard Olsen of Redding. “I think it's great that they're doing that and making that effort for the public.”
Sunday's clinic will be administering the Moderna vaccine.
The clinic runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. People who get their first shot on Sunday will then schedule their second shot.