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Here's who'll be eligible for the next phases of COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Original post made on Jan 9, 2021

The first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution program is well underway in Santa Clara County, which could move to the second phase as soon as the end of January, health leaders said Friday.

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Posted by Olivia Lau
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 9, 2021 at 8:24 am

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This is super slow! Waiting for everyone in the preceding category to be vaccinated before moving to the next means that a couple vaccine holdouts can hold up distribution to wider groups. The county should have a more liberal distribution policy so doses do not go to waste (expire, discarded, etc).

Posted by William Hitchens
a resident of Mountain View
on Jan 9, 2021 at 1:57 pm

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In response to the above comment, my understanding of the inoculation program is that no-vaxers will not slow distribution. They just will be passed over and the next people in line will inoculated. Hope that this is both correct and helpful. Their loss is someone else's gain.

Posted by People clogging up the test sites!
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 9, 2021 at 7:27 pm

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My wife went for her vaccine and found that many people have emailed the sign up link to friends and family. Those friends are family are not yet supposed to get a vaccine but sign up for a spot taking an essential workers spot. When you show up for the vaccine you have to show your ID and proof of work. She witnessed many people being sent home without a vaccine because they never should have signed up. It’s ridiculous! People being selfish are slowing the process for all of us by stealing and wasting the vaccine times (not the vaccine just the available time) from those that should have it.

Posted by Nagy Gad
a resident of Meadow Park
on Jan 11, 2021 at 9:53 am

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I am over 63 years old and and considered a high risk with Diabetes and other illness. Can you advise when I can get the vaccine please?

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 11, 2021 at 5:25 pm

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Stunned that the incarcerated and homeless are prioritized ahead of the thousands - millions - of us late-middle-aged taxpayers waiting to be vaccinated! Outrageous in the case of the former, and impractical/slow in the case of the latter.
The U.S. is VERY slow to vaccinate, and needs to get going.
Read today’s PA Daily Post: editorial suggests we Palo Altans should give our vaccines ( maybe July in the case of people like me?...and variety of vaccine offered then: lousy - ? - perhaps not the excellent Pfizer, note which vaccine brand politicians rushed to get vaccinated with, AND two doses ASAP! - what a surprise) to nearby East Palo Alto and unincorporated North Fair Oaks, which are nearby though in a different county, San Mateo.
Because of privilege.
I disagree with this notion.
Beware your local and regional politicians who are eager to give away YOUR vaccine, hardworking taxpayers, to random other persons, uncluding undocumented- who have NO RIGHT to step ahead of us, much less receive any vaccine.
Things are not like this in other states.

Posted by Justice
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jan 13, 2021 at 11:35 am

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@Anonymous - Wow. I'm disgusted at your implication that the incarcerated or the homeless are somehow less deserving of vaccines than the rest of the wealthy Bay Area population. ALL human lives are equal in worth and dignity, and you can't "pay your way" to a vaccine, whether through taxes or otherwise. A person's housing, income, or tax status does NOT determine their worth as a human, which is what you are implying when you say that it is "outrageous" that they be vaccinated first. I don't find anything "outrageous" about vaccinating some of our most vulnerable and marginalized populations first.

As for the unhoused, they are people just like you and I. They are not beneath you, and they are not an inconvenience and a "hiccup" to vaccination. They are much more vulnerable than you and I, and it makes perfect sense to vaccinate people who are not able to quarantine, because, need I remind you, they don't have homes.

I guess the pandemic really does bring out the selfishness and greed of some people.

Posted by shukaduka
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 13, 2021 at 12:09 pm

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I try to live honestly but keep an eye open for the threat of those who don't. There are some bad guys out there, and some are very smart. I worry about agitators and fake news (AGITPROP). There is a lot at stake -- health outcomes and money. Diversions of vaccine could line a lot of pockets. The best defense is transparency. The SCC and PAMF and Kaiser etc. should publish their rationale and process, and then publish and maintain the status daily -- how many are in each group (i.e. 1A tier 1, etc.)? how many have been scheduled? vaccinated (shot 1)? This is a fight against a virus, not each other. Some people will die because other people got their shot, no matter how we do this. The best we can do is stop the spread, so maybe grocery workers go before judges. The sloppy messages I find on SCC and PAMF websites scare me -- so much wiggle room for arguments and theft.

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