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Butte County Public Health 'progressing quickly' in COVID-19 vaccination process

The Butte County Public Health Department announced it is beginning Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination process.

Posted: Jan 7, 2021 8:11 PM
Updated: Jan 8, 2021 9:35 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Butte County Public Health (BCPH) announced it is beginning Phase 1B of its COVID-19 vaccination process.

Phase 1A included people like health care, pharmacy, and urgent care workers.

"If you fall into one of the categories in these phases, your employer or health care provider will contact you or communicate with you when and where to get your vaccine once the sector has been opened up," said Butte County Public Health Director, Danette York. "You should not contact public health or the hospitals directly to ask questions about when you can get a vaccine."

Butte County Public Health Officer, Doctor Robert Bernstein said they haven't seen any side effects from the vaccine. 

“I heard that there had been no severe life-threatening adverse effects," said Bernstein. "Mild effects only, that I know of.”

Public Health said they have been able to move fast in the vaccination process because not everyone who was supposed to vaccinated in phase 1A, decided to get it.

"They can still get it but they will be in with whatever current phase or tier that we are in," said York. "I don't think it is going to cause any discrepancy or backlog, as of right now we still have the ability to order vaccines."

Enloe Medical Center said everyone who was vaccinated three weeks ago received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine today.

Public health said that if you have been vaccinated it is important to still take safety precautions as the virus can still be transmitted to others.

As of last week, Butte County Public Health has administered over 3,500 vaccines. 

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination process and when you could get vaccinated.

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