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COVID-19 Vaccination Status in Sacramento County

Jan 27, 2021 12:00AM ● By Sacramento County Public Health Press Release

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH) continues to create and refine its vaccine rollout action plan as conditions evolve. Currently, SCPH is vaccinating identified worker groups, primary frontline healthcare and first responders, in the Phase 1a: Tiers 1 – 3 with the limited vaccine allocations coming weekly from the State. 

Outside of the doses that the State has sent to Hospitals/Multi-County Entities (MCEs), to date, SCPH has been allocated 10,500 doses of Moderna and 5,850 doses of Pfizer vaccines. So far, all but 1,235 of those doses have been administered to doctors, nurses, healthcare staff, correctional health staff, firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, long-term care facilities or given to other providers. 

While demand far exceeds allocation, we are hopeful that allocations will drastically increase in the near future and we can envelop those residents 65 years old and older who are approved for vaccination, as well as other Phase 1b groups

SCPH has 975 doses allocated for the week of Jan. 18. MCEs"‹ such as hospitals have also been provided a small allocation. Due to the limited amount, Sacramento County will not be able to accommodate all requests for vaccination between the continued need in Phase 1a frontline workers, as well as the addition of those who are 65 years old and older. We are also coming quickly upon the timeframe for the second dose for all our original vaccine recipients, which further limits our availability to bring in new recipients. 

“We request patience as we work to navigate the rapidly changing landscape of vaccination best practices and availability,” said Sacramento County Public Health Officer Dr. Olivia Kasirye. “We are working closely with health care providers, frontline employers and dozens of other public and private entities to ensure that anyone eligible and interested in the vaccine can receive it as soon as possible. We are closer than ever t"‹o COVID-19 immunizations for everyone who wants them, but we are not there yet.”

At this time, we request that residents who are 65 years old and older to wait to receive more information from their provider and/or public health, so that when allocations increase, they are aware of next steps. Please also keep an eye on the Sacramento County vaccination webpage for timely updates to the process, the current tiers vaccinating and other important information. 

As the availability of the vaccine increases, more locations will be available for residents to receive a vaccination – such as healthcare providers, pharmacies, schools, Cal Expo and more. 

For the latest information on COVID-19 testing, data, vaccinations and other helpful resources visit the Sacramento County COVID-19 website"‹

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