Yolo County is getting ready to move into Phase 1B of vaccine distribution. You may have seen that the State of California has prioritized residents age 65 and older in Phase 1B. In Yolo County, we have over 28,000 residents over the age of 65 and 11,000 residents over the age of 75, and we have limited weekly doses. As a vaccine given to someone 75 years or older in Yolo County is three times more likely to save a life than a vaccine given to someone between the ages 65 and 74, the County has decided to first prioritize those 75 and older, starting with those in the most underserved communities based on the State's Healthy Places Index (HPI) that tracks socio-economic vulnerability. Yolo County will broaden this to those 65 and older once more doses are available.
“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.”
How to Get the Vaccine
If you receive healthcare from Multi-County Entities, such as Sutter Health, Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Health, or Dignity Health, the County advises that you contact your provider for vaccine options. Their supplies are also limited, so it may take time for all eligible persons to book an appointment.
If you do not have health insurance or receive care from a community clinic, like CommuniCare, Elica Health, or Winters Healthcare, you can fill out the local vaccine interest form. You will then be notified via the interest form of any changes that may occur in the vaccine process. If you cannot access or needs assistance filling out the form, or are homebound and need an in-home vaccine, you can call 2-1-1 or toll free at (855) 866-1783 for assistance.
Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance's Phone Friends For Seniors Program has also launched an additional service, where our volunteers can help you find the information you need to get your vaccine. If you would like to use this service, fill out the form to receive friendly calls at https://www.yolohealthyaging.org/phone-friend-forms, and check the box that says "I would like help finding a COVID-19 Vaccine."
For more information about Yolo County’s COVID-19 vaccine and distribution process, visit https://www.yolocounty.org/coronavirus-vaccine. Residents can also call Yolo 2-1-1 for resource information. For additional updates follow Yolo County on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/YoloCounty/ or Twitter at: https://twitter.com/YoloCountyCA.
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