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Santa Clara Family Health Plan Announces Booster and Barber Day – COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Style | New

Local Community Health Plan partners with trusted community organizations to host unique COVID-19 vaccination clinic and offers free haircuts to participating residents

SAN JOSE, CA., May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP) has partnered with COVID-19 Black (a Unity Care initiative) and Roots Community Health Center to provide free COVID boosters and haircuts to the community. The event, Booster and Barber Day, takes place on Friday May 27 of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SCFHP Blanca Alvarado Community Resource Center.

Everyone who shows up will be offered a free vaccination and a free haircut. local barber Ernest Ajala and Cuts & More Hair Studio beauty salon will be on hand to give haircuts. The event will also offer free blood pressure checks, diabetes checks and rapid COVID testing opportunities for attendees.

“For over a year, the SCFHP has activated our Blanca Alvarado Community Resource Center to serve residents of East San José by offering immunization clinics with trusted community partners. We are especially proud to partner at the COVID-19 Black and Roots Community Health Center at this event to give our community a self-care ‘boost’ through vaccinations and haircuts,” said Chelsea Byom, Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Outreach at SCFHP. “We encourage everyone, once eligible, to get a COVID-19 booster.”

Getting vaccinated and boosted remains the best way to protect yourself, your family and the community from catching and spreading COVID-19. According to county data, approximately 70% of booster-eligible residents aged 12 and older received at least one booster dose. This number, however, is lower among African Americans and Hispanic/Latino residents.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the risk of COVID-19 infections and COVID-19-associated hospitalization is lower in fully vaccinated people than in unvaccinated people. The reduction is even more pronounced in those who received additional or booster doses.

Anyone aged 5 and over is eligible for a booster shot. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please stay home if you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Booster and Barber Day

Community Resource Center SCFHP Blanca Alvarado

408 N. Capitol Ave.

San Jose, California 95113

Friday May 27

10am-2pm

About the Santa Clara Family Health Plan

The Santa Clara Family Health Plan (SCFHP) is a local community health plan dedicated to creating opportunities for better health and well-being for all. In partnership with suppliers and community organizations since 1997, we work to ensure everyone in Santa Clara County has access to equitable and quality health care. With a strong commitment to integrity, exceptional service and support for our community, we serve more than 300,000 people through our Medi-Cal and Cal MediConnect healthcare plans. For more information, visit http://www.scfhp.com.

Media Contact

Cristina HernándezSanta Clara Family Health Plan, 4088741912, [email protected]

SOURCE Santa Clara Family Health Plan