Yolo County prioritizes COVID-19 vaccine for residents 75 and older – KCRA Sacramento

Yolo County prioritizes COVID-19 vaccine for residents 75 and older



APPOINTMENTS WILL BE UPDATED EACH WEEK BASED ON SUPPLY. IN YOLO COUNTY, SO FAR THE COUNTY HAS RECEIVED 7001ST DOSES, 4502ND DOSES. AS OF NOW, 5,331 OF THE 1ST — OF THE FIRST DOSES AND 1,716 OF THE SECOND DOSES HAVE BEEN GIVEN OUT. AGAIN, THIS IS YOLO COUNTY. NOW, STARTING NEXT WEEK, THE COUNTY IS MOVING INTO PHASE 1-B . THAT MEANS THEY WILL BE VACCINATING PEOPLE 75 AND OLDER. THE COUNTY IS ASKING SENIORS TO CONTACT THEIR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FIRST, BUT WE WANT YOU TO TAKE A LISTEN NOW TO HOW THE COUNTY IS ABLE TO MOVING INTO THIS NEW TIER. >> WE DID JUST FINISH UP PHASE ONE A — PHASE 1A. WE HAVE 11,000 RESIDENTS THAT ARE 75 AND OLDER IN YOLO COUNTY. SO IT IS EASIER FOR US TO TARGET THOSE 75 AND OLDER BECAUSE WE ARE GETTING ABOUT 1000 DOSES A WEEK. WE WILL BE ABLE TO GO THROUGH THAT AGE GROUP MUCH MORE QUICKLY. ALSO, WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR DATA IN TERMS OF WHO HAS BEEN DYING IN YOLO COUNTY FROM COVID, MOST ARE 75 AND OLDER. A VACCINE DOSE THAT GOES TO SOMEONE WHO IS 75 IS THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY TO SAVE A LIFE THAN SOMEONE WHO IS 65-74.

Yolo County prioritizes COVID-19 vaccine for residents 75 and older

Yolo County will prioritize and soon begin vaccinating residents 75 years of age and older due to the group’s higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19, officials announced Wednesday.The county plans to begin vaccinating seniors 75 and older next week. “Due to limited weekly doses, the County has decided to prioritize seniors 75 and older who are at greatest risk for serious complications or death from COVID-19,” the county said in a press release. Yolo County officials also said that a vaccine given to a senior 75 or older is “three times more likely to save a life than a vaccine given to someone between the ages of 65-74.”“We are receiving doses in very limited quantities. These doses need to be directed where they can save the most lives,” said Yolo County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson. “The data in Yolo County show that residents 75 years and older are most likely to die from COVID-19.”

Yolo County will prioritize and soon begin vaccinating residents 75 years of age and older due to the group’s higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19, officials announced Wednesday.

The county plans to begin vaccinating seniors 75 and older next week.

“Due to limited weekly doses, the County has decided to prioritize seniors 75 and older who are at greatest risk for serious complications or death from COVID-19,” the county said in a press release.

Yolo County officials also said that a vaccine given to a senior 75 or older is “three times more likely to save a life than a vaccine given to someone between the ages of 65-74.”

“We are receiving doses in very limited quantities. These doses need to be directed where they can save the most lives,” said Yolo County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson. “The data in Yolo County show that residents 75 years and older are most likely to die from COVID-19.”