The first clinic was held on April 10, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. All of the available doses were used, according to Facebook spokesperson Chloe Meyere.
The company plans to offer the clinic each week at Building 28 at its headquarters, located at 164 Jefferson Drive in Menlo Park. No appointments are needed. For the latest updates on the clinics each week, go to facebook.com/Ravenswoodfhn.
Vaccines will be provided to people who are eligible based on current criteria. The state opened vaccine appointments to everyone age 16 and up on April 15.
The effort is a public-private partnership between Facebook, local nonprofits like Belle Haven Action and Nuestra Casa, the Ravenswood Family Health Center, the county of San Mateo and the cities of East Palo Alto and Menlo Park, Quintana said.
Quintana said that, as a person of Latinx descent who is from the community, "This is really close to my heart."
"The partnership with the clinic is a great way to make sure we are serving the communities that need it most," she said.
Facebook has also partnered with Gov. Gavin Newsom's office and nine nonprofits to support pop-up vaccine clinics in the Central Valley, Inland Empire, San Diego and south central Los Angeles.
In addition, the company plans to give ad credits to nonprofits and trusted organizations in California to help underserved communities access vaccine appointments.
The initiative aims to provide vaccinations to 10,000 people in the first several weeks, depending on supply, according to a Facebook statement.
"As more COVID-19 vaccines roll out across the country, we are finally seeing glimmers of hope, which can grow so long as we continue to make progress," said Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg in a statement. "I hope that everyone will get vaccinated once they're eligible to protect themselves and their loved ones, so we can bring an end to the pandemic."
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