Shasta County affords mass vaccination occasion as we speak, provides extra classifications

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Updated 11:15 am Saturday, January 16, 2021 – Today (Saturday) a drive-through clinic for mass vaccinations is taking place in Redding in the Benton Airpark. The classification of Shasta County citizens eligible for vaccination has been expanded.

If you are in any of these classifications, you can get vaccinated today. The transit clinic will be closed at 2 p.m. today.

  • Over 75 years old
  • Are a community health worker
  • Are employees of In Home Supportive Services
  • Or are ANY type of health worker

The flow of people has been steady, according to Kerri Schuette of the Shasta County Health and Human Services Department. Because of this, she said that they could open up the vaccination facility to more people.

Benton Airpark is located at 2600 Gold Street in Redding.

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SHASTA COUNTY, California. – People aged 75 and over in Shasta County will be able to get COVID-19 vaccines starting Tuesday, January 19, according to the county's health and social services. People aged 65 and over are eligible from February 1st.

It did after the California Department of Health announced Wednesday that residents 65 and over would have the immediate option of receiving rare coronavirus vaccines.

"More information on how these groups can sign up for vaccination will be announced once the details are finalized," said Shasta County Health and Human Services.

Shasta County residents who are medical personnel or 75 years of age and older can call Shingletown Medical Center at 474-3390 to schedule a vaccination appointment. According to Public Health, the company is working with other local clinics to plan appropriate vaccine groups and register additional medical practices with the state so they can vaccinate people too.

Health officials are asking residents to check them out ShastaReady Vaccinations Page Instructions on when your group is eligible.

Meanwhile, Public Health and its partners said they continue to vaccinate people at the highest risk of exposure, including health workers and residents and long-term care workers.

Shasta County Public Health has received 11,075 vaccines to date, including vaccines dispensed by the federal government to the Veterans Administration or local tribal clinics. Demand far exceeds supply.

The county said it had 14,000 licensed healthcare workers and 36,500 residents over 65. Therefore, it will take time to vaccinate everyone who wants to get a vaccine, and each person will need two

As Shasta County follows the state rollout plan, each county is proceeding at a different pace, depending on the number of health care workers and the amount of vaccines they receive.

A mass vaccination clinic is planned for Saturday, January 16 at Benton Airpark in Redding for in-home support providers who provide services outside of their home and have multiple clients, as well as community health workers who do hands-on work. direct patient care and do not work for a health center or hospital.

Hours for last names between A-M are 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and last names between N-Z are hours from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Health officials ask you to bring this with you completed pre-registration documents, Identification and proof of employment as an IHSS worker or community health worker.

Health officials ask you not to visit this vaccination clinic if you have had or have had anaphylaxis in the past
severe allergies.



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