America moves forward with urgency to vaccinate and protect our citizens from Covid-19. As per Dr. Fauci, everyone in America should be eligible to get the vaccination by May or June 2021. As of early February, President Biden has ordered additional doses that would bring the total number of doses to 600 million, enough to inoculate 300 million people.
California has vaccinated 6 million already. A total of 6.6 million people 65 or older are also eligible for a vaccine - but the decision has been left to each provider, depending on the dosage they have in stock. State and local officials have opened mass vaccination centers to speed up coronavirus immunizations.
Starting March 15, California has begun vaccinating people age 16-64 with underlying health conditions, including teachers and healthcare workers; conditions such as cancer, severe obesity and type 2 diabetes - click here to see the complete health condition list. It also includes pregnant people.
Californians 50+ are eligible for vaccination as of April 1st. Every Californian 16 and up will be eligible for vaccination on April 15, 2021.
Disclaimer: Please refer to the county sites for accurate and up to date information
If you are age 65 or older, if you have no health coverage or you are covered via Santa Clara County Health system, you can get your appointment scheduled at www.sccfreevax.org. And starting Feb. 28, anyone working in education and childcare, emergency services, and the food and agriculture industries is eligible to get the vaccine (Santa Clara County).
Santa Clara County is now making vaccination appointments by phone. County Vaccine: Call Valley Connection Call Center at 408-970-2000. 7am to 9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4:30pm. Get Assistance in Spanish, Vietnamese etc.
This phone line is a welcome development for residents who are eligible to get vaccinated but do not use the Internet. It also provides a way to make a vaccination appointment for the tens of thousands of our most vulnerable residents who do not have reliable online access.
Santa Clara County’s No Wrong Door System is making access to vaccines as clear and as barrier free as possible. Healthcare providers, including the county health system, will vaccinate anyone eligible for the vaccine regardless of where they receive their medical care.
The easiest and most efficient way to make a vaccination appointment continues to be at www.sccfreevax.org. That website also includes the most up-to-date information about who is eligible for vaccination and how to get vaccinated.
Volunteer for 4 hours - become an essential worker - and then get the vaccine yourself. Sign-up here
Santa Clara County continues to expand its COVID-19 vaccination outreach efforts. The County is introducing a new program to provide in-home vaccinations for homebound residents. Residents can email CovidVaxHome@phd.sccgov.org or call 1-408-970-2818 for more information or to register. To be eligible for this program, residents must meet the Medicare definition of homebound. Patients are considered “confined to the home” or “homebound” if they meet both of these criteria:
Vaccine information in Santa Clara County is available at sccfreevax.org - please check this site often for the latest. The county has created a local health order that mandates every hospital and clinic to declare how much vaccines they have received, % used, and % unused.
Vaccine update is available here. Most San Mateo County residents will receive the vaccine from their primary care provider. Contact your health care provider for the most accurate and up to date information about when and how you can expect to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccine update is available here. Most residents will receive their vaccines through their medical provider, and residents should contact their doctor or clinic for more information. The Public Health Division will distribute vaccine through the local vaccine plan. Read this KSBW8 update.
Watch out for vaccination scams via a call/text or social media. Do not take the bait please.
You should not be asked to pay out of pocket to get the vaccine or pay to put your name on a waiting list.
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Santa Clara County has opened the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds to vaccinate education workers - at least 500 educators a day.
First in, first served irrespective of your provider. Sign-up on site and you will be given a wristband with an appointment slot later that day.