Douglas Farms workers to get vaccinated
More than 250 employees expected to get coronavirus vaccine Friday
Last updated 4/8/2021 at 5:33pm
PASCO — Douglas Farms will provide a pop-up, outdoor coronavirus vaccination clinic for 250 farmworks Friday, April 9.
Vaccinations will run from 8:30-11:45 a.m. at the Douglas packing facility, 110 Taylor Flats Road.
"This is an important milestone in protecting essential farmworkers from COVID," Washington State Tree Fruit Association spokeswoman Lexie Robinson said. "Interestingly, while vaccine hesitancy has been much discussed in the inland empire, it’s not the case at Douglas. The company reports that nearly 100% of its workforce has decided to receive the vaccine."
The clinic is being set up to get farmworkers vaccinated before the start of the cherry harvest season, and the tree fruit assocition has been working with retail pharmacies to deliver services in orchards and packing houses.
Safeway/Albertsons will be providing the vaccinations.