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Monterey County releases new COVID-19 vaccination guidelines – KSBW Monterey

New COVID-19 vaccination guidelines have been released by the Monterey County Health Department that will begin starting Feb. 17. During a meeting with the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, Dr. Moreno announced the vaccination guideline changes. The rules had only allowed health care workers in Tier 1A to get vaccinated as well as seniors 75 years old and older. Starting Feb. 17, some county residents over the age of 65 will also be able to get the vaccine. To qualify you must be 65 years old or older and work in food and ag, child care and education, and emergency services. In addition, people who meet the age requirement and live in the following ZIP codes may also get vaccinated regardless of profession. ZIP Codes: 9393093927939609392693990193905939069393393955950129503995076Those specific counties were picked out since they are heavily impacted areas, according to the California Department of Health Blueprint Health Equity Measure. This is a developing story, stay with KSBW 8 for the latest.

New COVID-19 vaccination guidelines have been released by the Monterey County Health Department that will begin starting Feb. 17.

During a meeting with the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, Dr. Moreno announced the vaccination guideline changes. The rules had only allowed health care workers in Tier 1A to get vaccinated as well as seniors 75 years old and older.

Starting Feb. 17, some county residents over the age of 65 will also be able to get the vaccine. To qualify you must be 65 years old or older and work in food and ag, child care and education, and emergency services. In addition, people who meet the age requirement and live in the following ZIP codes may also get vaccinated regardless of profession.

ZIP Codes:

  • 93930
  • 93927
  • 93960
  • 93926
  • 939901
  • 93905
  • 93906
  • 93933
  • 93955
  • 95012
  • 95039
  • 95076

Those specific counties were picked out since they are heavily impacted areas, according to the California Department of Health Blueprint Health Equity Measure.

This is a developing story, stay with KSBW 8 for the latest.

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