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Santa Clara County launches COVID-19 vaccination site at Mountain View's community center

Original post made on Jan 22, 2021

In short order, the Mountain View Community Center has transformed from a recreational space to a hub for mass vaccinations, with a goal of providing the COVID-19 vaccine to 1,000 people each day.


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Posted by SRB
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Jan 22, 2021 at 5:49 pm

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I don't understand this: "Stanford patients, on the other hand, are encouraged to get vaccinations through their own providers but won't be turned away from county sites, according to county Supervisor Joe Simitian." Why are Stanford patients treated differently from Kaiser or PAMF/Sutter patients? Yet more byzantine rules?


Posted by OldGuy
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jan 22, 2021 at 6:14 pm

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I'll be 75 in less than two months, but my primary care doctor is at Sutter so I can't get the vaccine. If my primary care doctor were at Stanford, then I could? Maybe it's time to switch.

I have gotten treatment from specialists at both Stanford and UCSF, but apparently that is not enough to qualify for the vaccine from them. Byzantine indeed!


Posted by Joseph Bogaigh
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 22, 2021 at 11:13 pm

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“...who can actually take advantage of the new vaccination site in Mountain View? Along with the roughly 300,000 people who are patients of the county's health system, all uninsured residents will be eligible, including service sector workers who can't afford health insurance and those who choose not to be insured”

So...hard working people who pay out the nose for Blue Shield can F** off? Try getting an appointment at Sutter, it’s not happening. But people who “choose not to be insured” get to the front of the line! Unbelievable.


Posted by E. Denley Rafferty
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 25, 2021 at 4:33 pm

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I had Covid around Christmastime and am due my first of two Covid shots around March. Where will I go THEN, mid March?


Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 26, 2021 at 9:29 pm

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Thank you reporter Kevin
Totally odd rules, yes. But at least - Simitian helped get the placement right- smack in the middle of many residents without private transportation, working in the service economy, and in a democraphic that has been especially hard hit. (ie infections and deaths per 100,000)

At 'almost 70 years' I still do not understand 'some 65+, but some others 75+'. Totally odd and sometimes abitrary rules. Yes! Oh well.


Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 26, 2021 at 9:31 pm

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BTW - The City of Mountain View can be awesome! Both staff and the newest Mayor.


Posted by MV neighbor
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 4, 2021 at 6:19 am

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I wonder how the Mountain View vaccination site will fare in the weeks ahead under the new state vaccination plan which will reportedly shift 40% of supply to targeted low-income vulnerable zip codes, which are predominately in the Los Angeles and Central Valley. The list does not appear yet to be available, but if the geographic shift happens as reported, there may be impacts on vaccine access in our area. Hope the MV Voice is able to track this...


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