Employees at the Sycuan Casino Resort in California were given free Pfizer vaccinations after the facility held a voluntary event with its staff.
The vaccinations were provided to all employees at the casino, tribal offices, and the nearby Singing Hills Golf Resort, which is owned by the Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Nation, along with the aforementioned gaming site.
Approximately 560 team members took part in the case, and the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine was given out on March 20. The second dose will be given out in the coming weeks.
Any team member who wishes to receive the vaccine will be able to schedule an appointment with the Sycuan Medical Dental Center in the future.
Critical step to protect team
Cody Martinez, chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation said: “Providing free on-site vaccines is another critical step we’ve taken to protect the health and safety of all of our team members.
“This past year has been unprecedented and very difficult for many of us. It is very important that we continue to do everything we can to ensure that our team members feel safe, comfortable and confident every time they come into work. We hope this provides relief to our team that we are moving in the right direction and will hopefully regain some sense of normalcy in the coming months.”
Collaboration between Indian Health Service and Sycuan
The Indian Health Service and Sycuan collaborated to provide over 2,140 Pfizer and 2,000 Moderna vaccines for use on the tribal reservation. Sycuan has been allocating vaccines by priority category over the last few weeks, based on advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Last month, Forbes Travel Guide certified Sycuan Casino Resort and Singing Hills Golf Resort as Sharecare health protection checked.
Guests and travel planners will book with certainty at properties that have acceptable health care protocols in place thanks to the robust location check.