BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. - Butte County Public Health continues making progress in its effort to vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible.
At this time, a total of 19,815 people who are in the 65-years-old and older group in the county have received at least one dose of the vaccine, accounting for 49.1% of that group has been vaccinated so far. This also includes allocation from outside the county.
The total number of Butte County residents that have received at least the first dose of the vaccine is 35,465, accounting for 16% of the Butte County population.
The current number of allocated doses in Butte County is 78,995, the total administered is 47,793 and the number of people who have completed the course, meaning they have received both the first and second dose of the vaccine, is 15,413. That number is up 5,000 from last week.
"At this time all residents ages 65 and older who have signed up previously to receive a notification from Public Health about their vaccine eligibility have been notified," Butte County Public Health Communications Manager, Lisa Almaguer said. "This will be the one and only notification this group receives. Anyone who signs up will just receive one email notification to let you know you’re eligible for the vaccine."
Almaguer said they have recently sent an invitation to the childcare services group for vaccine sign-ups and will soon move on to agriculture and food workers. After all of these groups are vaccinated, this will complete Tier 1 of Phase 1B.
"If you work in a sector prioritized by the state, you receive a private invitation from BCPH, this is different than an age-based community vaccination clinic," Almaguer said.
BCPH officials said they expect to have more first-dose clinics available the week of March 8. They will post both first and second-dose clinics on their COVID-19 vaccine portal website.
Anyone who believes they have been missed can also go on the website and click on the "You Missed Me" link.
Public health also said once the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is approved, the county will likely be offered an allocation of that vaccine as well.