County Clinics Now Vaccinating Those Between 65–74, Essential Workers

The county’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics have expanded their services and begun vaccinating people between the ages of 65 and 74, as well as essential workers and individuals with developmental disabilities, the Department of Health and Human Services announced.

“Essential workers” include transit workers, teachers and childcare workers. All vaccinations are being offered depending on the supply of vaccines available to the county, which gets them from the state.

The county is getting an average of 5,000 doses each week and also are now receiving supplies of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, which does not require a second dose.

To make an appointment at county clinics, residents must preregister online. Eligible registrants will receive a direct link from [email protected] with an invitation to make an appointment when available.

The county also is continuing to contact preregistered residents 75 and older who records show have not been vaccinated. To date, more than 82,000 residents have been fully vaccinated.

Privately operated providers such as hospitals and some pharmacies are continuing to vaccinate residents 65 and older as well as educators and childcare workers.

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