Yolo County offers vaccinations to COVID-19 volunteers – KCRA Sacramento

Yolo County Public Health gave an update Monday on where it stands with COVID-19 vaccines and how it’s offering doses to volunteers who help with their COVID-19 vaccine clinics. The county explained that although those in Phase 1B, Tier 1 are currently eligible, they are prioritizing those 75 and older due to not having enough vaccine supply — which is a statewide issue. Within that eligible group, the county is targeting communities that are most underserved according to the state’s Health Places Index. “Due to our limited vaccines, we are concentrating on saving lives,” the county said in a statement to KCRA 3. “In Yolo County, a vaccine is three times more likely to save a person’s life who is 75+ than someone who is 65-74.”However, the county is in need of volunteers to administer doses and explained those who volunteer for a minimum of two clinics are eligible to get a vaccine. The county added that many people volunteer more than the requirement. “Our clinic volunteers are considered to be health care workers,” the county explained in an email. “We are very thankful for our volunteers that have helped to vaccinate thousands of Yolo County residents.”The county added that these volunteers average between 30 to 40 vaccinations. Click here for more information on Yolo County volunteer vaccine opportunities.

Yolo County Public Health gave an update Monday on where it stands with COVID-19 vaccines and how it’s offering doses to volunteers who help with their COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

The county explained that although those in Phase 1B, Tier 1 are currently eligible, they are prioritizing those 75 and older due to not having enough vaccine supply — which is a statewide issue. Within that eligible group, the county is targeting communities that are most underserved according to the state’s Health Places Index.

“Due to our limited vaccines, we are concentrating on saving lives,” the county said in a statement to KCRA 3. “In Yolo County, a vaccine is three times more likely to save a person’s life who is 75+ than someone who is 65-74.”

However, the county is in need of volunteers to administer doses and explained those who volunteer for a minimum of two clinics are eligible to get a vaccine. The county added that many people volunteer more than the requirement.

“Our clinic volunteers are considered to be health care workers,” the county explained in an email. “We are very thankful for our volunteers that have helped to vaccinate thousands of Yolo County residents.”

The county added that these volunteers average between 30 to 40 vaccinations.

Click here for more information on Yolo County volunteer vaccine opportunities.