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Health care providers behind on administering COVID vaccinations, tests in Santa Clara County

Original post made on Jan 17, 2022

Santa Clara County leaders are calling on health care providers to step up to the plate at a critical time when testing and booster vaccinations are key to reducing the spread of infection and hospitalizations.

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Posted by Kay
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 17, 2022 at 2:35 pm

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Really, Supervisor Simitian? The reason the County has given so many more vaccines is that when vaccine supply was constrained in the spring, the County took its supply off the top (for its well-run clinics). I appreciate what you have done with respect to establishing the No Wrong Door policy and ensuring we had a North County mass-vax site, but at this point it looks like you're just trying to score political points on the backs of exhausted, heroic health-care workers (and yes, that includes administrators too). Let's stop the finger-pointing and get back to fighting this pandemic together: Get vaccinated. Get boosted. Ventilate. Mask up. Choose indoor over outdoor. And for the love of everything, thank every health care worker you see.


Posted by Kay
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 17, 2022 at 2:37 pm

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Edit: Choose outdoor over indoor (sorry)


Posted by Johnny Yuma
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 17, 2022 at 3:04 pm

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When these vaccines got underway, I intended to go to my provider, PAMF (Sutter). What a disappointment that was. In contrast, Valley Medical provided wonderful service — well organized.

I agree with Kay. The medical professionals are heroes. They continue to fight this pandemic every single day. I salute them.


Posted by MyOpinion
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jan 17, 2022 at 10:42 pm

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We have been going to El Cam hospital for PCR test by appointment for over a year now . Usually the waiting area is completely empty. The staff is efficient but they could process MANY more tests if they opened up more appointments.


Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 18, 2022 at 12:36 pm

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Embarcadero Media reporting staff - ??? What is the current (last two month) county government controlled delivered Allotments of COVID test kits, Covid vaccine full adult doses (kids are diluted more).

The last hard information I read on this - at least 6 months ago, was also that the County healthcare system took 'more than their fair share' (by percent of care under their system). This left my care provider KP - larger % than the county -system with insufficient vaccine doses.

- My wonderful Supervisor Simitian - may be 'just grandstanding' on this issue. There is every reason to believe that the chief administrative officer of the county (Smith)- who came up the governmental ranks administering county health-care systems - is not exactly unbiased in this matter.

ALLOCATION PERCENTAGES - as proportional to cliental (pre-pandemic %) seems to me to be the only metrics to pay attention to.

BTW - I had to 'register with the county health-care system' before THEY would allow me to get a shot (at the stadium). OF Course the County wants to Charge MY health care provider (KP) for the shots they give (County did not do this For Free for KP or any other system's clients).


Posted by LongResident
a resident of another community
on Jan 20, 2022 at 3:06 am

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Kaiser gets its doses of vaccine directly from the state. Santa Clara County is not involved in allocating doses to Kaiser. Kaiser though chooses how to allocate its doses among all its various locations, and they short the number sent to Santa Clara County located facilities that they have.


Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 20, 2022 at 4:20 pm

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than you Long - I had 'forgotten' about that, but do you have a reference news article about that?

thanks


Posted by LongResident
a resident of another community
on Jan 21, 2022 at 2:15 pm

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I don't think there is any shortage of available vaccine any more. The big issue with CVS and Walgreen's not having available appointments for 2 weeks out is simply their lack of pharmacy technicians. Kaiser patients in Santa Clara county are among those making these appointments whereas Kaiser has its own pharmacy technicians and normally doesn't generate demand for CVS or Walgreen's to hire more. Kaiser is doing even worse than the numbers indicate when you take this into account.


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