Moderna Covid-19 vaccine made available to Casino Team Members
(Eagle Mountain Casino, Porterville, Ca 93257) – On January 11, Eagle Mountain Casino began offering the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to their team members. Each team member has the option to receive or decline the vaccine.
The Moderna vaccine was allotted by priority to Healthcare workers, First Responders, Elders and Essential Workers on the Tule River Indian Reservation. Eagle Mountain Casino is fortunate to have essential workers that qualify to receive the vaccine which was provided through Indian Health Services; an allocation by the US Federal Government.
The Tule River Tribe has received 200 doses as part of the initial vaccinations. Moving forward the Tribe will request doses through Indian Health Services and receive them as they become available. The vaccines are shipped in boxes of 100 which is the shipping limit each time they are requested. The Tribe was told that they are guaranteed the second doses for everyone who received the first dose. In addition to the 200 they already have, 100 more doses arrived this week and the Tribe is expected to receive another 100 doses next week
Those who have already received the vaccine are 29 Tule River Healthcare workers, 12 First Responders, 101 Tribal Elders and 28 Essential Workers. The vaccinations are on a first come first serve basis and a second booster dose will be made available to all who received a first dose.
Eagle Mountain Casino and the Tule River Tribe continue their strong efforts to combat Covid-19 and keep their community and work environments as safe and clean as possible. The Casino still sanitizes and cleans the casino floor and high trafficked areas continuously and thoroughly, as to provide and maintain the safety measures given by the CDC.
For more information on the Moderna vaccine please visit the links below. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/Moderna.html https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2035389
Eagle Mountain Casino is a full-service casino, and is owned and operated by the Tule River Indian Tribe of California. Eagle Mountain Casino is centrally located adjacent to Porterville, California and a short drive from Bakersfield and Visalia. Guests must be 18 and over to visit.