Alliance holds fall community vaccine clinics at Salinas office

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Salinas, Calif., Oct. 18, 2022 — In partnership with VIDA Monterey County, VNA, Monterey County Health Department and United Way Monterey County, Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance) will hold two community vaccine clinics on Nov. 3 and Dec 1 at their Salinas office.

Community members ages 2 and older can attend two no-cost clinics to get flu and COVID-19 vaccines. The clinics will take place on Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 from 3 to 6 p.m. Both clinics will be at the Alliance’s Monterey County office in Salinas at 950 East Blanco Road. Anyone in the community can come and no appointment is required.

“Collaborating with our valued community partners is an effective way to help our members and the broader community stay as healthy as possible this season,” said Community Engagement Director Lilia Chagolla. “As the regional Medi-Cal managed health plan for Monterey County, we live and work in the communities we serve, so we proudly remain committed to collaboration—also a core Alliance value—at the local level.”

Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to prevent getting seriously ill from the flu or COVID-19. It is safe and easy to receive both the COVID-19 and flu vaccines at the same time. And with flu season usually peaking in February, it’s best to get vaccinated against the flu in the fall to ensure protection.

For more details about the event, visit www.thealliance.health/community-clinic-covid-19-flu-vaccine/.

For more information about the flu and the vaccine, visit www.thealliance.health/flu.

For more information about COVID vaccines, visit www.thealliance.health/for-members/member-services/covid-19-information-for-members/.

Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance) is a regional Medi-Cal managed care health plan, established in 1996 to improve access to health care for over 406,000 members in Merced, Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. Using the state’s County Organized Health System (COHS) model, the Alliance delivers innovative community-based health care services by connecting members with providers that deliver timely services and care, focused on prevention, early detection and effective treatment. As an award-winning managed care health plan with a vision of “healthy people, healthy communities,” the Alliance remains focused on efforts to improve access to quality health care for its members. For more information, visit www.thealliance.health.


Linda Gorman is the Communications Director at Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance). She oversees the Alliance’s strategic communications plan across all channels and audiences, identifying opportunities to raise awareness about the Alliance and key health topics. Linda has been with the Alliance since 2019 and has over 20 years of marketing and communications experience in the not-for-profit, insurance, and health care sectors. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Communications and Leadership.