Starting June 21, 70+ McDonald’s restaurants – including eight in San Diego County – will set up vaccination sites to improve access for employees, their family members and the community.
Each location will offer one free menu item for people who receive a vaccine on site
San Diego CA— As part of the state’s ongoing efforts to make COVID-19 vaccines more convenient for Californians, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today announced a new partnership under its Vaccinate ALL 58 effort with McDonald’s Franchisees to set up pop-up clinics at eight locations across San Diego County and another 62+ locations across the state starting the week of June 21.
“We know convenience is key to driving up vaccination rates, and the State has worked closely with employers to ensure COVID-19 vaccines are easy for people to access,” said California State Epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan. “This new partnership is an exciting opportunity to not only make vaccination sites more accessible for the thousands of McDonald’s employees in California, it also supports the surrounding communities they serve.”
In San Diego, McDonald’s vaccination sites are taking place in partnership with the County of San Diego at eight locations including Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, Ramona, National City, El Cajon, Chula Vista and the city of San Diego.
All clinics are open to McDonald’s employees, their family members and the general public. Walk-up vaccinations will be available at all sites, and some sites may allow for booking an appointment ahead of time.
“We’re committed to being good neighbors everywhere we operate,” said Christian Sandoval, McDonald’s Owner/Operator. “Whether it’s through sharing time together over a meal or lending resources in times of need, we pride ourselves in making sure we honor and support our community. These events, in partnership with the State of California and County of San Diego, are an opportunity to provide our dedicated crew, their families and our neighbors with easy access to COVID-19 vaccines and allowing us to come together once again.”
People who receive a vaccine at McDonald’s will also get a coupon for any one item on the menu.