|As of March 17, over 630,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Alameda County, representing over 412,000 first and over 199,000-second doses. This is 16% of our population over the age of 16. We are actively working to vaccinate tier eligible residents:
· Older adults (age 65+)
· Essential workers in education, childcare, emergency services, food/agriculture
· People with disabilities and underlying conditions*
· Public transit workers*
· Utility workers*
*Newly eligible March 15 L-R above: Health Care Services Agency staff Lauren Baranco,
Paola Zuniga, and Tram Nguyen at the Fremont Community POD.
While eligibility has expanded, our vaccine supply remains relatively flat and appointments are limited at this time. We continue to operate our Fairgrounds and community PODs in partnership with community and faith-based organizations, and we’re partnering with CalOES/FEMA to bring the mobile unit to our priority neighborhoods. To date, mobile clinics have been hosted by Allen Temple, True Vine Ministries, Native American Health Center, and La Familia.
We are finalizing our next community-based PODs using our very successful model at Fremont High School in the Fruitvale. We look forward to additional sites in Ashland/Cherryland and Deep East Oakland in the coming weeks in partnership with the Ashland/Cherryland Healthy Communities Collaborative and Allen Temple Church.
Please help get the word out about vaccine registration. Individuals who have completed a notification form and are part of groups eligible will hear from us as we have appointments available.