Santa Rosa, CA – February 2, 2021 – Sonoma County officials reaffirmed their commitment to prioritizing the county’s most vulnerable population – those 75 and older – in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations by announcing several new opportunities for seniors in this age group to schedule appointments. Health officials also pledged that more clinics would be coming online in the near future.
“The 36,000 seniors in this age bracket represent our most vulnerable residents,” said Lynda Hopkins, Chair of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. “They have accounted for two-thirds of all of the COVID deaths in the County. Due to our limited supply of vaccine, we are in triage mode, and we must prioritize this most at-risk group first. We don’t have time to wait.”
Sonoma County residents 75 and older are encouraged to schedule a vaccination appointment through their primary health-care provider as their first option. As an alternative, the County has supported the creation of multiple vaccination clinics to target this population.
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