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July 26, 2021

Brandon Richards, Director of Communications
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SACRAMENTO — Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) released the following statement from President/CEO Jodi Hicks in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s updated COVID-19 safety protocols for the state of California and continued efforts encouraging people to get vaccinated:

“Once again, the state of California is leading by example, using data, and following best scientific practices to protect millions of people from COVID-19. We commend Governor Newsom for today’s announcement: implementing a vaccination verification system for employees in high-risk environments - a critical step in helping curb the recent uptick in spread across the state and get us back on track.”

“Planned Parenthood continues to work closely with providers and government officials across the state to ensure access remains equitable and the communities hardest hit by the pandemic have access to correct information about the vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and Planned Parenthood will continue to encourage every Californian who can to get vaccinated as soon as possible.”


  • PPAC is currently running a statewide digital campaign in English and Spanish — called “Take The Shot” — encouraging people to get vaccinated.
  • Medical groups across the country called for mandatory vaccinations for all U.S. health personnel against COVID-19, calling it a “moral imperative.”



Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) is the state public policy office representing California’s seven separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates. Through advocacy and electoral action, PPAC promotes sound public policy in areas of sexual and reproductive health care and sex education.