A total of 800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be available to the college’s students and staff, Neighborhood Healthcare patients, and members of the public.

ESCONDIDO — Palomar College, in partnership with Neighborhood Healthcare, will host a vaccination clinic at its Escondido Education Center on Saturday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

With approximately 800 doses available (200 Johnson & Johnson, 600 Moderna), the event is open to the general public, and registration is required through myturn.ca.gov.

Vaccination Event at Palomar College, Escondido

Saturday, May 8, 2021

8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Escondido Education Center

1951 E. Valley Parkway

Johnson & Johnson — 200 doses

Moderna — approx. 800 doses

Click Here To Register (use 92025 or 92027 zip code to find the event)

“We’re excited to be able to partner with Neighborhood Healthcare to promote the health and safety of our Palomar College community, and the general public by providing a convenient opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Interim Superintendent/Vice President Dr. Jack Kahn.

During the event, vaccines will be administered by Neighborhood Healthcare, a private, non-profit community health organization with 16 locations in the counties of San Diego and Riverside.

“We are proud to offer county residents 18 years and older the ability to receive proven protection against this challenging virus free of charge. The Palomar College Escondido Education Center provides plenty of parking, air conditioning and wireless internet access. We’re looking forward to helping San Diego County residents get vaccinated against COVID-19 and keep our communities healthy,” said Rakesh Patel, MD, CEO of Neighborhood Healthcare.

Also participating in the distribution will be nine students from Palomar’s Nursing Education Department, which has partnered with several previous COVID-19 vaccination efforts to provide clinical hours to nursing students.

About Neighborhood Healthcare

Neighborhood Healthcare provides quality, compassionate, whole-person care to everyone, regardless of their circumstance, throughout San Diego and Riverside Counties. We go above and beyond in serving those in need with high integrity, professionalism, and in the spirit of collaboration, just as we did when founded more than 50 years ago. In doing so, we dedicate ourselves to improving community health so everyone can live happy and healthy lives.

About Palomar College

Palomar College is a comprehensive public two-year community college in North San Diego County. The Palomar Community College District covers approximately 2500 square miles, offering 150 associate degree and certificate programs and career training opportunities to 25,000 students annually. Palomar College has a strong history of creating a real-world learning environment that allows students to explore, thrive and achieve in their areas of interest. For nearly 75 years, Palomar College students have been achieving their educational goals at their own pace and within a budget that works for them.