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Vaccines now available to education, food, other essential workers in Contra Costa County

Appointments already full for next two weeks due to supply issue, CCHS says

Contra Costa County has opened up COVID-19 vaccination appointments to teachers, grocery employees, and other frontline essential workers, the county's health department said Thursday.

The state's 1B phase is now in place countywide, meaning residents working in education and childcare, food and agriculture workers, can now be vaccinated at no cost.

"We are committed to protecting all of our educators by ensuring they can access the COVID-19 vaccine, county Board of Supervisors chairwoman Diane Burgis said in a statement. "It is critical that we prioritize the health and well-being of all the essential workers who have cared for us and our families throughout the pandemic."

Contra Costa Health Services said, due to a temporary reduction in supply from the state, all its appointments are filled for the next two weeks.

Vaccines were already available for residents 65 and older. That demographic will be prioritized when more appointments become available. To access appointments via the county, people can go to http://bit.ly/2ZwecGm.

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To access state and federal vaccine sites, go to www.myturn.ca.gov, or call 833-422-4255.

For more information about Contra Costa County's response to COVID-19, go to cchealth.org/coronavirus.

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Vaccines now available to education, food, other essential workers in Contra Costa County

Appointments already full for next two weeks due to supply issue, CCHS says

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Uploaded: Thu, Feb 18, 2021, 4:56 pm

Contra Costa County has opened up COVID-19 vaccination appointments to teachers, grocery employees, and other frontline essential workers, the county's health department said Thursday.

The state's 1B phase is now in place countywide, meaning residents working in education and childcare, food and agriculture workers, can now be vaccinated at no cost.

"We are committed to protecting all of our educators by ensuring they can access the COVID-19 vaccine, county Board of Supervisors chairwoman Diane Burgis said in a statement. "It is critical that we prioritize the health and well-being of all the essential workers who have cared for us and our families throughout the pandemic."

Contra Costa Health Services said, due to a temporary reduction in supply from the state, all its appointments are filled for the next two weeks.

Vaccines were already available for residents 65 and older. That demographic will be prioritized when more appointments become available. To access appointments via the county, people can go to http://bit.ly/2ZwecGm.

To access state and federal vaccine sites, go to www.myturn.ca.gov, or call 833-422-4255.

For more information about Contra Costa County's response to COVID-19, go to cchealth.org/coronavirus.

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Rick Pfeifer
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Danville
on Feb 19, 2021 at 9:40 am
Rick Pfeifer , Danville
Registered user
on Feb 19, 2021 at 9:40 am

On the surface, I think opening the list of people eligible to get vaccinated is wonderful. But in reality, I think it’s only going to make it harder for those already eligible but unable so far to get one. I know plenty of people over 65 , who not for lack of trying are still trying to get their first shot. Adding more people to the queue appears counterproductive to the goal. My medical provider, Kaiser, is still trying to vaccinate their own staff and members over 75 at this time according to their latest emails.


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