Glenn County looks to increase COVID-19 vaccinations

Glenn County released a COVID-19 vaccine update as they struggle to administer the vaccine quickly.

Posted: Jan 28, 2021 10:40 AM

GLENN COUNTY, Calif. - Glenn County is distributing approximately 300 COVID-19 vaccine doses per week, according to the Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency.

Glenn County is working with the state for more vaccine doses as the county is struggling to administer the vaccine with the state’s formula for administrations.

“We have more appointments scheduled than we currently have vaccine on hand,” said Dr. Jared Garrison, Glenn County Health Officer. “As a result, we have started a waitlist, which currently has more than 600 eligible residents on the list.”

Glenn County has received 2,010 doses of the first and second doses. Over the past month, 1,100 vaccinations were administered, including 260 doses of the second vaccine.

Between Jan. 27 and Feb. 11, the county has 1,100 vaccinations schedule, which includes 330 doses of the second vaccination.

“The older population will continue to be a priority in vaccination, as they are at the highest risk for severe illness and death,” said Dr. Garrison. “Eight out of ten deaths from COVID-19 are in persons over the age of 65. This group also accounts for a large percentage of those hospitalized.”

After the completion of vaccinations for residents in phase 1A, the county will move toward vaccinating people 65 years and older, teachers in Glenn County 60 years and older and teachers 50 years and older with underlying medical conditions, and agricultural and farmworkers 60 years and older with underlying medical conditions.

Glenn County Public Health will participate in informational workshops provided by State Officials to determine which state vaccination system works best for the county.

My Turn is an online system that allows residents to register for vaccine eligibility notifications and vaccine clinic appointments.

The second system is the statewide vaccine administration network that will increase the existing system in place by providing a vaccine provider system. This will expand to include healthcare systems, pharmacies, and pop-up mobile sites that will put the vaccine in underserved communities.

When more information is available about the two systems, Glenn County Public Health will let residents know.

Glenn County Public Health Department can be contacted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at (530) 934-6588, COVID@countyofglenn.net or visit www.countyofglenn.net/COVID19.

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