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COVID-19 vaccines will be given in phases according to priority groups as directed by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and noted in the Vaccine Schedule graphic below. These priority categories are based on the State Vaccine Advisory Workgroups and the national CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
- Vaccinations are ongoing in San Joaquin County. Residents in the 3 Tiers of Phase 1A are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations now.
- Currently, our vaccine supply is adequate to vaccinate the groups in Phase 1A.
- When we progress into Phase 1B or open any more priority groups as per state guidelines and vaccine supply increases, we will update this webpage and post on social media. Please check back.
How Will the COVID-19 Vaccine be Distributed and When?
SJC COVID-19 Vaccine Schedule. Click on image to enlarge.
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At this time, several COVID-19 vaccines have been developed and only the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been authorized for use in the United States. Over the next few weeks and months, additional shipments of supplies and vaccines by other manufacturers are expected; however, the situation remains fluid. As new details become available regarding COVID-19 vaccines, San Joaquin County Public Health Services will update the information provided on this website.
COVID-19 vaccination throughout San Joaquin County is an ongoing effort involving coordination with the federal government, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the county, and local partners. At first, supply will be very limited. Vaccines will be given in phases according to priority groups. The county is following priority guidance from the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) as well as state workgroups.
Even though the COVID-19 vaccine will be an important tool to stop the pandemic, it is vital to continue following the recommended safety precautions to help stop the spread – wear a mask, practice physical distancing, wash your hands often, and stay home if you are sick.
As the vaccine becomes available for the public, information and details on COVID-19 vaccination sites will be made available.
The California Department of Public Health has convened a Drafting Guidelines Workgroup which is leveraging national prioritization frameworks and reviewing data regarding occupational exposure and COVID risk to prioritize sectors across phases and tiered population groups. Counties will follow these guidelines in administering vaccine. However, given the number of people falling into the various tiers in a specific county, the uptake of those in the priority group in getting vaccinated, and the logistics and timeline for use of the vaccine so that no doses go to waste, counties may be in different tiers in administering vaccine to their population.
Local Planning Efforts
Per State and Federal policy, COVID-19 vaccine will be administered to specific populations in phases and community sites would be in the last phase. Local planning will leverage lessons learned from flu clinics, which were modified to accommodate COVID-19 considerations, data on need, and community feedback, as well as our 2009 experience with H1N1.
This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we are following closely the work of California’s vaccine planning task force, which is determining many of the policies and procedures for which vaccine gets distributed when, how, and to whom. The State’s decisions will be implemented through our local plans.