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Yolo County official says state’s COVID-19 vaccine guidelines are incongruent with reality – KCRA Sacramento

Yolo County says it will run out of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the next week unless it gets more from the state. A health official for the county accused the state of creating “unreasonable expectations” by pushing counties too soon to expand vaccinations to people 65 and older and others. “When everybody is a priority, nobody is a priority,” county Health Officer Aimee Sisson said in a statement.Yolo County hasn’t finished vaccinating health care workers and there are “several thousand” remaining to be inoculated in the Phase 1A group, according to the Tuesday release.Large health care providers such as Sutter Health, UC Davis Health, Dignity Health and Kaiser Permanente are also administering the vaccine.”The county currently anticipates that individuals 65 and older will be able to get their vaccines through their primary care provider if they are part of a large health care system, such as Kaiser Permanente or Dignity Health,” Yolo County said in a Tuesday news release.The message from the county comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom last week announced that residents 65 and older are now eligible to schedule appointments to receive either Pfizer or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. However, it’s counties and health care providers that determine when people get vaccines, not the state. More | COVID-19 vaccine in Yolo County: Where to find the latest info“The county is working hard to secure the needed vaccine doses from the state. However, the state’s expanded eligibility is incongruent with the current reality of extremely limited vaccine supply,” Sisson’s statement said. “When everybody is a priority, nobody is a priority. Pushing counties into Phase 1B and expanding Phase 1B Tier 1 to include everyone 65 and older at a time when Yolo County doesn’t even have enough vaccine to finish Phase 1A is creating unreasonable expectations among the public.” Sisson goes on to say the county is giving people doses as quickly as possible, but tens of thousands of county residents are over 65 and they’re only getting a few hundred doses from the state each week. Yolo County recommends that residents who are in Phase 1B Tier 1, including those 65 and older, fill out the vaccine availability form at this link. The information residents provide will help the county organize and schedule vaccine clinics.”As soon as Phase 1A is complete, the County will be holding vaccination clinics for older residents who are not members of large health care systems or do not have medical insurance,” Yolo County said in the release.

Yolo County says it will run out of COVID-19 vaccine doses in the next week unless it gets more from the state.

A health official for the county accused the state of creating “unreasonable expectations” by pushing counties too soon to expand vaccinations to people 65 and older and others.

“When everybody is a priority, nobody is a priority,” county Health Officer Aimee Sisson said in a statement.

Yolo County hasn’t finished vaccinating health care workers and there are “several thousand” remaining to be inoculated in the Phase 1A group, according to the Tuesday release.

Large health care providers such as Sutter Health, UC Davis Health, Dignity Health and Kaiser Permanente are also administering the vaccine.

“The county currently anticipates that individuals 65 and older will be able to get their vaccines through their primary care provider if they are part of a large health care system, such as Kaiser Permanente or Dignity Health,” Yolo County said in a Tuesday news release.

The message from the county comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom last week announced that residents 65 and older are now eligible to schedule appointments to receive either Pfizer or Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine. However, it’s counties and health care providers that determine when people get vaccines, not the state.

More | COVID-19 vaccine in Yolo County: Where to find the latest info

“The county is working hard to secure the needed vaccine doses from the state. However, the state’s expanded eligibility is incongruent with the current reality of extremely limited vaccine supply,” Sisson’s statement said. “When everybody is a priority, nobody is a priority. Pushing counties into Phase 1B and expanding Phase 1B Tier 1 to include everyone 65 and older at a time when Yolo County doesn’t even have enough vaccine to finish Phase 1A is creating unreasonable expectations among the public.”

Sisson goes on to say the county is giving people doses as quickly as possible, but tens of thousands of county residents are over 65 and they’re only getting a few hundred doses from the state each week.

Yolo County recommends that residents who are in Phase 1B Tier 1, including those 65 and older, fill out the vaccine availability form at this link. The information residents provide will help the county organize and schedule vaccine clinics.

“As soon as Phase 1A is complete, the County will be holding vaccination clinics for older residents who are not members of large health care systems or do not have medical insurance,” Yolo County said in the release.

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