San Mateo County is still in the first phase of distributing Covid vaccinations, giving shots to nursing home workers and residents of long-term homes employees.
The county is encouraging people to contact their health care providers — such as Sutter, Kaiser and Stanford — if they want a vaccine.
While the state has granted approval for vaccinations to move into Phase 1B — which includes adults 65 years and older — San Mateo County has not completed 1A vaccinations yet.
The county continues to vaccinate health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities as part of Phase 1A of vaccine distribution.
While most people will get vaccinated through their health care providers, those without a health plan can receive the vaccine via county “partners.” However, appointments are no longer available at the county’s vaccination clinic, hosted Monday through Saturday this week. The clinic catered to Phase 1A individuals not covered under a health plan. — Bay City News
Instead of a first come, first serve method of distributing vaccines, Gov. Gavin Newsom has decided the distribution will take place in tranches that emphasize “equity.”
Right now, California is in Phase 1A of vaccine distribution, which covers:
• Health care workers
• Workers and residents at skilled nursing facilities and other long-term care homes
Phase 1B includes people who are unable to work from home, live or work in highly impacted areas, or are most likely to spread the virus to coworkers or the public. Phase 1B is broken down into two tiers.
Phase 1B, Tier One
• People 65 and older
• Teachers and child care workers
• Emergency services workers
• Grocery store employees
• Farm workers
Phase 1B, Tier Two
• Workers in transportation and logistics
• Workers in the industrial, residential and commercial sectors
• Critical manufacturing workers
• The homeless
• Anyone 50 and older
• Anyone 16 to 64 years old with an underlying health condition or disability
• Workers in water and waste management
• Workers in the defense, energy and chemical sectors
• Communications and IT workers
• Financial services and government operations workers
• Community service groups