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|December 3, 2020|
Incoming public health officer pledges “massive vaccination program”
SAN BERNARDINO – (INT) - Dr. Michael Sequeira, M.D., a local expert in emergency medicine, has been appointed San Bernardino County Public Health Officer by the Board of Supervisors.
For the past 30 years, Dr. Sequeira has worked in leadership roles at the local, state and national levels, including as regional director of six of its hospital emergency departments, including hospitals in San Bernardino, Apple Valley, Colton, and Redlands. He is past president of the San Bernardino County Medical Society.
Dr. Sequeira also serves as National Risk Director for Vituity Healthcare, where he has been charged with keeping providers current with the latest clinical and research data on COVID-19.
Sequeira has pledged to bring a balanced, scientific and evidence-based approach to the county’s public health challenges, including the fight against COVID-19, according to Wednesday’s announcement.
“We will make the pandemic and its medical, economic and social repercussions the focus of our immediate efforts and develop a strong plan that will enhance our comprehensive but targeted testing and contract tracing, and effective and thoughtful mask and social distancing guidance, and a massive vaccination program when that time comes,” he said.
Story Date: November 23, 2020