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Dedicated Senior Medical Center Hosts Saturday COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic to Protect Jacksonville Seniors

WHO: 100 at-risk Jacksonville residents ages 50 and older; 12 Dedicated Senior Medical Center volunteers, including doctors, nurses, medical assistants, including Michael Hernandez, M.D., center medical director, Dedicated Edgewood. 

WHAT: Pre-scheduled COVID-19 vaccinations being safely administered to at-risk Florida residents ages 50 and older as a community service. The one-day mass-vaccination event is being led by Dedicated primary care physicians as part of a strategic and multifaceted alliance with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) that aims to administer nearly 1,000 vaccines this weekend to better protect thousands of seniors in underserved (see attachment) neighborhoods from the coronavirus pandemic. To date, these ChenMed-led efforts have vaccinated more than 13,000 Floridians. 

See/download broadcast-quality media package containing VIP + doctor + ethnically diverse senior messages + B-roll footage from COVID-19 vaccinations underway at Dedicated Senior Medical Center locations throughout Florida. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 3, 2021, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Dedicated Senior Medical Center 
3059 Edgewood Ave. W., Jacksonville, Florida 32209 

WHY: In Florida and across the nation, as shown in the Kaiser Family Foundation’s “Latest Data on COVID-19 Vaccinations Race/Ethnicity Report” updated on Mar. 31, 2021, underserved communities of color are not yet being sufficiently protected by COVID-19 vaccines (scroll down to see market-specific data of interest).

HOW: Dedicated Senior Medical Center is part of ChenMed, a medical practice transforming care of the neediest populations through 75 centers in 10 states. The company’s Chen, Dedicated, and JenCare Senior Medical Centers are rapidly advancing COVID-19 vaccination initiatives targeting thousands of underserved seniors, in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. 

CONTACTS: Joya Webber,, 904-647-5180 
Suzy Quinn,, 310-465-9893