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      HAZEL HAWKINS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL’S RURAL HEALTH CENTERS RECEIVE GRANT TO PROMOTE                                                                             VACCINE CONFIDENCE AND AWARENESS


Hollister, Calif., SEPTEMBER 16, 2021, – Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital’s (HHMH) Rural Health Centers are the recipients of a grant to promote vaccine confidence and awareness throughout San Benito County.  The $247,645 grant was received from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services.

HHMH will employ a robust work plan to reinforce messages about prevention and treatment of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Implementation efforts in its five Rural Health Clinics will include vaccine promotion, information dissemination to rural residents about how and where to get vaccinated, and increased rural community and individual patient literacy on benefits and safety of broad vaccination.  HHMH will disseminate information and education to improve vaccine confidence and counter vaccine hesitancy throughout the community it serves.

“This grant provides us with an excellent opportunity to provide vaccine confidence and awareness to not only our patients, but the entire community” said Amy Breen-Lema, Director of Provider Services and Clinic Operations for HHMH.  “The educational campaign we will be embarking on will highlight the safety, efficacy and benefits of broad vaccination raging from COVID-19 to pneumonia, flu, booster shots and childhood immunizations.”


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Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital is a full-service, public agency hospital delivering modern medicine and compassionate care to the growing San Benito County community. HHMH offers hundreds of health services across multiple locations, including top-tier specialists, a modern Emergency Department, and a state-of-the-art Women’s Center. To learn more about Hazel Hawkins Hospital, please visit

Press Release -HHMH Receives Grant for Vaccine Awareness


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