Ready for some great news?
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is now administering over 6,000 COVID-19 vaccines each day to people who live in our community.
- The County Health System alone has administered 32,352 first doses and 6,594 second doses to eligible healthcare workers and to people who are 75 and older, as of January 14, 2021.
- We are on track to vaccinate more than 30,000 residents per week!
This hopeful news comes as healthcare systems throughout the county continue to expand capacity and ensure that eligible individuals receive the vaccine expeditiously with new shipments arriving each week.
How to make an appointment if you are eligible for the vaccine:
This week, the State of California authorized all healthcare systems statewide to vaccinate people who are 65 years and older. Following State priority phases and tiers, each healthcare system determines their capacity to administer vaccines. These decisions are generally based on their current supply of vaccine, and the number of patients they have the capacity to vaccinate each day. The County does not determine vaccine eligibility.
In Santa Clara County, all healthcare systems are vaccinating healthcare workers eligible under Phase 1A, and some have expanded eligibility to include individuals 75 and older, while Kaiser Permanente is now offering limited vaccine appointments to individuals age 65 and older.
The best way to stay informed about vaccines in Santa Clara County is to visit sccfreevax.org.
Thank you for continuing to wear your mask and stay home as much as possible,
The Count of Santa Clara