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Contra Costa County Residents Aged 65 and Older Now Eligible for Vaccine

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In response to new guidelines from the state, Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) and other healthcare providers in the county are now offering safe, effective, no-cost COVID-19 vaccine to all residents who are 65 or older. Click here to request an appointment from CCHS

Vaccine eligibility is rapidly expanding in California, and Contra Costa is coordinating with the state and building capacity to fill thousands of new requests. If you feel more comfortable making your appointment by phone, you might consider waiting until next week when our new call center will be available – check this website for updates.

Vaccine appointments are not first come, first served. Contra Costa follows state and federal guidelines for prioritizing immunization. That means someone in a higher-risk group, especially someone who is 75 or older, might receive an earlier appointment than a younger person, even if they requested their appointment later.

It is important to know that, even though any county resident who is 65 or older is eligible for vaccine, appointments may be weeks away for some people. CCHS is working hard with many partners, including other health providers in the county, to increase capacity so everyone can be vaccinated more quickly. We will promptly respond to your request with an email that contains more information.

Click here for the latest about COVID-19 vaccination in Contra Costa. For questions about COVID-19 vaccine, call 1-844-729-8410 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. This call center cannot assist with scheduling immunization appointments.

Los Residentes de Contra Costa de 65 Años de Edad y Mayores Ahora Son Elegibles para la Vacuna Contra el COVID-19

En respuesta a los nuevos lineamientos del estado, los Servicios de Salud de Contra Costa (CCHS) y otros proveedores de servicios de salud en el condado ahora están ofreciendo vacunas seguras, eficaces y gratuitas contra el COVID-19 a todos los residentes de 65 años de edad y mayores. Haga clic aquí para solicitar una cita con los CCHS.

La elegibilidad para la vacuna se está incrementando rápidamente en California y el Condado de Contra Costa trabaja de manera coordinada con el estado para desarrollar una mayor capacidad a fin de satisfacer los miles de solicitudes de vacunación nuevas. Si usted prefiere programar su cita por teléfono, tal vez desee esperar hasta que nuestro nuevo centro de llamadas esté disponible la semana entrante – consulte esta página web para obtener información actualizada.

Las citas para recibir la vacuna no se asignan por orden de llegada. Contra Costa sigue los lineamientos estatales y federales para priorizar las vacunas. Esto significa que alguien en un grupo de mayor riesgo, especialmente si tiene 75 años o más, podría recibir una cita antes que una persona más joven, incluso si solicita su cita después.

Es importante saber que, aunque cualquier residente del condado de 65 años de edad o mayor es elegible para recibir la vacuna, las citas pueden demorar varias semanas para algunas personas. Los CCHS están trabajando con diversas organizaciones, incluyendo otros proveedores de salud en el condado, para aumentar la capacidad a fin de que todos puedan recibir la vacuna de una manera más rápida. Responderemos rápidamente a su solicitud y le enviaremos un email con más información.

Haga clic aquí para conocer la información más reciente sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19 en Contra Costa. Si usted tiene alguna duda sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19, llame al 1-844-729-8410 todos los días de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. Este centro de llamadas no puede ayudarle a programar una cita para recibir la vacuna.


Information provided by Contra Costa County Board of Supervisor Diane Burgis

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Arne Jan 15, 2021 - 5:45 am

But where would those appointments be available? Would there be locations in Pittsburg, Antioch, Oakley and Brentwood?

Kevin Jan 15, 2021 - 5:30 pm

Based upon the tiers, it appears that people ages 50 – 64, with high-risk medical conditions, are mentioned as a separate group, but are considered the same tier as those that are 16 – 64 with no high-risk conditions. If all 50 – 64 year old’s, regardless of condition are in the same tier, what is the reason for describing those with high-risk conditions as a separate group?

Robert C. Jan 16, 2021 - 3:31 pm

The questions are almost moot as the rules and priorities seem to change on a daily basis – as does the anticipated supply of vaccines. This is know as “flying the airplane while you’re still building it.”

Jg Jan 16, 2021 - 4:57 pm

Yes, but who is flying the partial built airplane?
It’s scary that this state is the wealthiest and most technically knowledgeable yet is the furthest behind.

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