EDC COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out Hits Education and Childcare

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 18, 2021 / comments

[Cris Alarcon, 1-18-21]

Over 3,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine scheduled to arrive this week as Educators and child care providers are scheduled to start getting shots.

Pfizer brand vaccine (1,950 to arrive week of Jan. 18th)

Moderna brand vaccine (1,300 to arrive week of Jan. 18th)

The shot are scheduled in eight (8) population/employment segments. Four "Phases" that are divided into subdivisions.  The schedule of vaccinations started in mid-January and will continue through the Summer.

We are currently entering the First "Tier 1" of the "Phase 2B" point in the schedule.

"Tier 1, Phase 2B" includes people involved in: "Education Sector, Childcare, Emergency Services, Food & Agriculture."

The distribution scheduled is based on "Availability" of vaccine that is distributed by the State as they determine is best.  There have been reports of both surpluses some places and shortages in some other places.  These reports are Unconfirmed.  The distribution schedule will be updated if schedule changes are made.

 -- Register to Receive a Vaccine Alert -- Closed to new sign-ups as of 1/13/21 due to reaching max capacity.  

The county website reads:

"Due to an overwhelming response by the public to be notified of the availability of a surplus vaccine administered via our Public Health offices, there are currently more sign-ups than we have allocated vaccines and therefore have closed this option. Please watch this page for more information as the vaccination process evolves rapidly due to State changes. "

See more here: https://www.edcgov.us/Government/hhsa/Pages/EDCCOVID-19-Vaccine.aspx