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Santa Clara County opens up COVID-19 vaccines to all residents age 75 and older

Original post made on Jan 14, 2021

All Santa Clara County residents age 75 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine effective immediately, vastly expanding the number of people eligible for immunization against the virus.

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Posted by Scott Lamb
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 14, 2021 at 2:33 pm

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What's the hold-up with the county receiving doses from the state? sfgate wrote two days ago that California has used only 27% of its doses, so it's surprising to hear that Santa Clara County "has yet to receive enough doses from the state to vaccinate all health care workers in the county". Seems like distribution has failed at the state level...

Posted by Nora S.
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 14, 2021 at 3:16 pm

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Is the county considering ethnicity in the vaccination appointment sign-ups for people in this age group, and prioritizing people from harder-hit ethnicities? This was the conclusion that my elderly friends drew when they tried to sign up for vaccination slots. Their success seemed to vary by ethnicity.

Posted by Dave Smith
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 14, 2021 at 4:03 pm

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Seems to me CA and Santa Clara Govt officials were quick to blame Trump and the Feds (no I'm not a Trumper) that they forgot to plan their own stuff... I have relatives that work at City Heath dept levels and all calls to State officials are met with straight to voicemail and no return emails or calls... I guess Gav Newsom is too busy setting up the No Gas Power Auto agency, Bullet Train project recovery task force and Reparations (for slavery in a state that did not not even have slavery) Litigation team. You think I joke.....but it is true..

Posted by Dave Williams
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jan 14, 2021 at 4:22 pm

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The county information says 65 and older. What is the confusion. Is it PAMF and Kaiser? I wish PAMF would communicate their plans. Not knowing and wondering is horrible