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Newsom Drops by Madera Clinic Unannounced. More Vaccines Available Starting Wednesday.
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By David Taub, Senior Reporter
Published 3 years ago on
February 23, 2021

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After visiting a vaccination clinic in Arvin on Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom visited another clinic in Madera.

Today we visited a Madera County vaccination clinic that is serving communities disproportionately impacted by #COVID19. The site’s administering 450-500 doses per day & is currently vaccinating those 65+ years of age, teachers & school staff, & farmworkers,” Newsom wrote on his Twitter account.

“We did receive an increased allocation that’s specifically designated for that site and they will start administering a vaccine on Wednesday of this week.”Madera County Public Health Director Sara Bosse

According to the state’s latest numbers, Madera County has so far administered 21,789 doses of COVID-19 vaccine overall.

The governor stopped by around 4 p.m. and stayed for 20 minutes.

Newsom met with dozens of health staff including  Sara Bosse, director of Madera County Department of Public Health and health officer Dr. Simon Paul. Madera County Supervisors Rob Poythress and Leticia Gonzalez were reportedly there as well.

“We did receive an increased allocation that’s specifically designated for that site and they will start administering a vaccine on Wednesday of this week,” said Madera County Public Health Director Sara Bosse to local news outlets.

The event was not publicized to the media. His only public events on Monday were stops at clinics in Long Beach and Arvin.

A Madera County health department spokeswoman said they received only short notice of the event.

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David Taub,
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Curiosity drives David Taub. The award-winning journalist might be shy, but feels mighty with a recorder in his hand. He doesn't see it his job to "hold public officials accountable," but does see it to provide readers (and voters) the information needed to make intelligent choices. Taub has been honored with several writing awards from the California News Publishers Association. He's just happy to have his stories read. Joining GV Wire in 2016, Taub covers politics, government and elections, mainly in the Fresno/Clovis area. He also writes columns about local eateries (Appetite for Fresno), pro wrestling (Off the Bottom Rope), and media (Media Man). Prior to joining the online news source, Taub worked as a radio producer for KMJ and PowerTalk 96.7 in Fresno. He also worked as an assignment editor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, California, and KSEE-TV in Fresno. He has also worked behind the scenes for several sports broadcasts, including the NCAA basketball tournament, and the Super Bowl. When not spending time with his family, Taub loves to officially score Fresno Grizzlies games. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, Taub is a die-hard Giants and 49ers fan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. Go Blue! You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email

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