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Health leaders encourage residents to seek COVID-19 vaccination appointments despite short supply

Original post made on Apr 7, 2021

In a continued race to stay one step ahead of the mutating coronavirus, health officials in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties are urging patience and a renewed effort to follow safety guidelines.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 9:39 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 7, 2021 at 10:02 am

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It is ridiculous to expect busy people to drive 2 hours to get their shot(s). In the past week and a half I have heard of people driving as far as Marin County, Sacramento County, and Central Coast to get an appointment. I suppose they could be making a day out of it, pleasant drive, lunch by the ocean, etc. but really, expecting us to do that is just too much. Waiting until such time as appointments are available within a 10 mile radius of home or work makes sense to me.

Get the vaccines to SCC and San Mateo counties. Perhaps even set guidelines that these are for county residents (or 10 mile radius residents) only.

Something is very wrong with the system if Sacramento is vaccinating SCC residents!


Posted by John B. Sails
a resident of Greene Middle School
on Apr 7, 2021 at 10:11 am

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Cute use of irony in this article above, "in a continued race." That's almost Jonathan Swift-esque in pointed satire, huh?


Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Apr 7, 2021 at 10:12 am

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Worse is driving to some distant place and finding the codes you got entitling you to a vaccine were screwed up. This happened to one person who drove to Gilroy and another who drove to Gonzalez!


Posted by Terry Connelly
a resident of Green Acres
on Apr 7, 2021 at 10:39 am

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You are missing the story: there are in fact zero appointments available going forward today at ANY SAnta Clara County site. Not Stanford, Not PAMF, not ElCamino, not Safeway. Not Cvs, not Walgreens , not even the County’s own sites — Only Kaiser, which gets its supply direct from the Feds - why is is Blue Shield stiffing our counties?- it is really a “Newsome Shield” to cover his sending most all vaccines downstate where he needs votes to beat the recall? Stanford Covid website has a note that it cannot make any more appointments for the next three months. Where our our local officials and doctors in thus fight with the state?


Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Apr 7, 2021 at 2:44 pm

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Some counties are running smoothly, and others -- not so much. You can read between the lines as to why this is happening.


Posted by casey
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 7, 2021 at 4:35 pm

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Telling people to keep trying just breeds frustration. Just join the Facebook group Bay Area Vaccine Hunters and you'll be notified when appointments open up. Web Link


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