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Gioia and Wicks to Host COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

by ECT

On January 22, the community is invited to join Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia and Assemblymember Buffy Wicks for a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall via Facebook Live.

The event will take place between 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Joining Gioia and Wicks will be Dr. Ori Tzvieli of Contra costa Health Services who serves as the Deputy Health Officer.

According to Gioia, they will discuss the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in Contra Costa County and will take questions via Facebook.

Click here for County Health Services vaccine page, which includes information on making an appointment.

Last week, the County said it would ramp up vaccination efforts by gearing up to provide as many as 7,000 vaccines per day in an effort to vaccinate all eligible residents over the next six months.

Contra Costa County Deputy Health Officer and COVID Operations Chief Dr. Ori Tzvieli asked for the public to be patient as health systems build capacity to keep up with the flow of vaccine supply and meet demand.

“We continue to redirect every resource available to getting shots in arms,” Dr. Tzvieli said. “At the same time, we are developing partnerships and networks that will ensure every pharmacy and healthcare provider in the county can provide the vaccine as more and more people are eligible to receive it.

About 900,000 Contra Costa residents will be eligible for vaccine once the County reaches Phase 2 of the distribution plan. To reach community-immunity levels, 75% of those eligible (725,000 people) would need to be vaccinated in the county. In order to immunize 725,000 people over the next six months (104 business days), roughly 7,000 people will need to be vaccinated every business day on average. That will require a significant boost in vaccinations from current levels. During the first few weeks since a vaccine became available in mid-December, 30,245 shots have been given – about 1,200 a day

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