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OC health clinics will have to use state coronavirus vaccine software soon. Will it work?

Voice of OC, March 15, 2021

March 15, 2021

OC health clinics will have to use state coronavirus vaccine software soon. Will it work?

Vanessa Rodriguez, a nurse practitioner at the UC Irvine community health clinic in Anaheim, attributed the new patients to clinic staff being out in the community doing virus testing, educational outreach and vaccinations. “It’s a great way to make these new relationships,” Rodriguez said in a Saturday phone interview. “Especially family medicine. You’re treating the kids, the mom, you’re treating the grandma.” … “I think seeing all the new patients boosted my mood during the pandemic — being able to see my patients both in and out of the clinic. Because I live so close to the clinic, I see my patients at the grocery store or out doing laps.”