New vaccination site opens in Atwater

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MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (KGPE/KSEE) — A new vaccination site has opened in Atwater.

The site is located at the Atwater Community Center at 760 E. Bellevue Road.

Officials say they can vaccinate 400 people a day. Registration for an appointment at the OptumServe site is available through My Turn. No walk-ins will be accepted.

“Having a reliable vaccination resource in a centralized location such as Atwater is a major win for the community,” said Chairman Daron McDaniel of the Merced County Board of Supervisors. “The Board has pushed hard for a more equitable share of vaccine doses from the State, and we’re encouraged to see those efforts paying dividends.”

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July 23 2021 05:30 pm

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