Attendees at this year’s Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo will see the shiny white van of the Humboldt County Public Health mobile vaccination unit along with the gleaming classic cars and hot rods on Saturday, July 24.
The 30th Annual Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo is the latest family-friendly event to host a vaccination clinic, offering a convenient way for county residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
“Guys who can’t take time off work can get vaccinated while they’re walking around with their families,” said Kathy Wildgrube, secretary of the Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo Committee.
“It’s going to be a banner year for the Fortuna AutoXpo,” Wildgrube said, running down a list of special events, such as the Friday Night Cruise down Main Street, the “Show & Shine” show for vintage and exotic cars, the Swap Meet and the Artisans Faire. Events are scheduled from noon on Friday, July 23, through 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 25.
Organizers found creative ways to ensure the event will be COVID-safe with a robust schedule of outdoor events like the popular Burnout Contest. And instead of an indoor dance, this year will feature Drive-In Movies at Rohnert Park, where participants can watch “American Graffiti” or “Smoky and the Bandit” from the comfort of their cars.
The vaccination clinic will join the festivities from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, setting up on the circular driveway of the Fortuna Veteran’s Memorial Building, located at 1426 Main St. Parking will be available at the nearby library or chamber of commerce office. Walk-ins are welcome or sign up in advance at MyTurn.ca.gov.
Two types of vaccine will be available, the single-dose Johnson and Johnson approved for those 18 and older, and the two-dose Pfizer vaccine approved for children as young as 12 years old. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
To view the complete schedule of the 30th Annual Fortuna Redwood AutoXpo 2021, visit redwoodautoxpo.com.
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