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Nearly half of Santa Clara County residents 65 and up have been vaccinated

Original post made on Feb 16, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been difficult and is taking longer than expected, but Santa Clara County officials say they are seeing notable progress.

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Posted by Richard
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 16, 2021 at 10:21 am

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Good news! I hope it will go faster soon!

Posted by Police Are Busy At Foothill Park
a resident of Midtown
on Feb 17, 2021 at 1:51 pm

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@ "It is heartening to see that as a county, we have made such great progress in vaccinating our older residents who are at very high risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19," said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, the county's COVID-19 testing and vaccine officer.

He must be joking. It's disappointing to see the SCC Health Dept Covid officer give his department such high praise and self-congratulations. SCC is actually doing a terrible, slow job getting shots in arms. They've been nothing but destructive both to our school openings and business communities, and thereby people's lives, with their overly strict, illogical, inconsistent "guidelines" (ie. obstacles). Many counties all over the country have prioritized and vaccinated teachers. SCC has done nothing of the sort! As PAUSD Superintendent Don Austin stated, "SCC is LAST to the table for vaccinating school employees. Will line up huge lobbying effort this week. Be prepared to join us. All teachers in CA should have the same opportunity at the same pace. #ThisIsWrong".

Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 18, 2021 at 11:03 am

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My health services are at the PAMC. This and other major health carriers were limited in their available shots. I could not get any reservation on their on-line system and waited for an hour to talk to someone who has me now scheduled next Week. And I am in the high risk category. I am disgusted with how this all has been handled. I feel like I was penalized for being a PAMC person. I know that the Kaiser people are in the same boat. Meanwhile a friend in Chicago get her shot at a Walmart - she does not have a big health carrier. How they ended up classifying people by health carrier needs to be reviewed as to who is pulling the strings.

Posted by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 19, 2021 at 11:18 am

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I have a call from Sutter Health that they have not received any new vaccine and my scheduled appointment has been canceled. They will call me for a reschedule. In the meantime do not call my doctor since they are not in the loop for scheduling.

Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Feb 19, 2021 at 11:45 am

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Interesting about Sutter. I'm due and have received no notice. Also, the article I read mentioned that supplies of Modena which the county's giving out is delayed but nothing about Pfizer which Sutter's using.

Interested to hear from other PAMF people.

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