1,000 farm workers receive COVID vaccine in Santa Clara County

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — 1,000 farm workers received the COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday in Santa Clara County.

The United Farm Workers, UFW Foundation, Monterey Mushrooms and County of Santa Clara worked together to launch the vaccination clinic for farm workers at the Monterey Mushrooms facility in Morgan Hill.

“These are the people who pick & process our food so we can buy it at the grocery stores & put food on our tables,” Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez wrote on Twitter. “And today we came to them & vaccinated them.

Organizers are hoping this clinic will serve as a model for collaboration in other regions of the state.

Vaccines will also be offered on Wednesday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Monterey Mushrooms facility located at 642 Hale Ave. in Morgan Hill.

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