County health leaders raise red flags over lack of vaccine doses after access widened – CBS Sacramento

County health leaders raise red flags over lack of vaccine doses after access widened - CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Critical staff shortage and doses far from sufficient. County health departments are sounding red flags over the state’s decision to expand access to vaccines to anyone 65 years of age or older.

Governor Gavin Newsom promises a massive new system in which people will receive a text or email when they are eligible for the vaccine. But many fear that older people who don’t know the tech might be left behind. The impatient seniors said they were preparing for a slow start.

“I don’t think they’re there yet, so it seems disorganized,” said Kathy Gervais, a Roseville resident.

Ellen Hatcher, who also lives in Placer County, said, “I get updates from Kaiser all the time. Now, have they offered me a date? Not yet.”

County health departments said there were millions of people older than doses available.

Calaveras County public health officials have so far said they have only received 200 doses of the vaccine for 10,000 elderly people. And “the sad reality is that the state …

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