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Placer County offers vaccinations to educators, childcare – KCRA Sacramento

Placer County Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to the following Phase 1B tiers—which includes educators employed with school districts in the county. Placer County Public Health’s clinic opened its doors to:Health care workers in Phase 1A priority groups (Tiers 1-3) Placer County residents 65-and-older in Phase 1B Education, childcare and emergency services workers employed in Placer County in Phase 1BFood & agriculture in Phase 1B are not yet eligible for vaccinations. Placer County’s eligibility is broader than some counties and healthcare providers– however, like most providers, are limited not by eligibility but vaccine supply– which is allocated through the state. Currently, Sacramento County is vaccinating Phase 1B subgroups 65-and-older, law enforcement and emergency services. But educators and childcare are not currently eligible. Yolo County and El Dorado County are prioritizing those 75-and-older, through Phase 1B Tier 1, due to not having enough vaccine supply—which is a statewide issue among counties and other health providers. Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Medical Center and Dignity Health have not yet expanded to educators at this time. However, Placer County clarified that eligibility through other health providers may vary based on supply.Placer County residents are advised to visit the county’s COVID-19 website for a summary of providers, eligibility and registration information.

Placer County Public Health is offering COVID-19 vaccinations to the following Phase 1B tiers—which includes educators employed with school districts in the county.

Placer County Public Health’s clinic opened its doors to:

  • Health care workers in Phase 1A priority groups (Tiers 1-3)
  • Placer County residents 65-and-older in Phase 1B
  • Education, childcare and emergency services workers employed in Placer County in Phase 1B
  • Food & agriculture in Phase 1B are not yet eligible for vaccinations.

Placer County’s eligibility is broader than some counties and healthcare providers– however, like most providers, are limited not by eligibility but vaccine supply– which is allocated through the state.

Currently, Sacramento County is vaccinating Phase 1B subgroups 65-and-older, law enforcement and emergency services. But educators and childcare are not currently eligible.

Yolo County and El Dorado County are prioritizing those 75-and-older, through Phase 1B Tier 1, due to not having enough vaccine supply—which is a statewide issue among counties and other health providers.

Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Medical Center and Dignity Health have not yet expanded to educators at this time.

However, Placer County clarified that eligibility through other health providers may vary based on supply.

Placer County residents are advised to visit the county’s COVID-19 website for a summary of providers, eligibility and registration information.

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