TEMECULA, CA – Pechanga will host a free vaccination clinic open to the public this Tuesday, August 10. From 1pm to 7pm, anyone looking to receive their first or second COVID-19 vaccination shot can visit the Summit Events Center at Pechanga in Temecula. The resort’s management expects a good attendance as the number of Riverside County residents receiving the vaccine has increased to more than 50 percent in recent days. Recipients who are between the ages of 12 and 17 should be accompanied by an adult. The free walk in vaccination clinic is open to Pechanga employees and the public.
Pechanga has also been offering onsite vaccination clinics for its employees and their family members for more than six months. Over two months ago, Pechanga’s leadership announced they would be saying thank you to its team members who have received the COVID-19 vaccine by rewarding them with a $100 Visa gift card. Still one of the only casinos in the country to offer a vaccination incentive to its employees, Pechanga’s leadership landed on giving staff a $100 gift card incentive after considering a variety of ways encourage its workforce to take the protective measure. The casino’s vaccination rate among employees is well above the state’s for fully vaccinated residents.
“In coordination with our governmental partners, team members eligible for the vaccine were able to be vaccinated on-site for their convenience,” said Andrew Masiel, Sr., President of the Pechanga Development Corporation Board of Directors. “In addition to on-site opportunities, many of our team members went out on their own and received the vaccine. We wanted to express our sincere gratitude for doing their part and helping keep themselves, their loved ones, fellow team members, and guests safe. As the experts have noted, this is still the most important tool to end the pandemic.”