The City of Gilroy is working in coordination with the County Health Department to provide easier access to the COVID-19 vaccine for those who are eligible. While we are not where we’d like to be yet, we do have a couple of small vaccine events this week. We are continuing to look for ways to partner with the County to provide easier access to vaccines to protect the health and safety of our community.
This week the County and the Gilroy Fire Department will be providing vaccines to residents of Wheeler Manor.
On Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the County and the Gilroy Fire Department will be providing vaccines to Gilroy seniors age 65 and older. Everyone is welcome regardless of immigration status or health insurance coverage. Vaccines will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible residents will be provided with a wrist band and time to return. See flyer for more information or call 408-970-2999.
Official Flyer for Gilroy Senior Center Vaccine Event
If you are eligible and have not had the opportunity to schedule a vaccine appointment yet, please be persistent and patient. We are committed to making sure everyone in our community, including those with mobility issues, who wants a vaccine has access to a vaccine. We anticipate that this process will take many, many months but we are committed to continually looking for ways to assist the County in its efforts to streamline and expedite the vaccination program.
For more information on vaccines and links to schedule appointments, please visit sccfreevax.org.
Santa Clara County announced today that in addition to all healthcare personnel in Phase 1A being eligible for COVID-19 vaccination, some health systems in the County are now allowing Santa Clara County residents who are age 75 and older to receive their vaccine.
For more information on eligibility and scheduling an appointment please visit sccfreevax.org.
The federal and state government have established phases for when different populations are eligible to receive vaccine. Currently, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has instructed all counties in California to vaccinate persons in “Phase 1A” which includes healthcare personnel and residents of long-term care facilities (e.g., nursing homes). In addition, CDPH has now provided guidance that healthcare providers may begin offering vaccine doses to some Phase 1B Tier 1 populations if appropriate efforts have been made to reach higher priority groups and vaccine demand has slowed down in the currently eligible phases. CDPH is in the process of developing further direction for healthcare providers and counties related the groups included in Phase 1B and 1C.
Vaccine distribution is being organized and carried out by the State of California and the Santa Clara County Health Department which hold the authority and responsibility to manage this important component of the health and safety of our community. The County and State are using a "phase" and "tiered" system to guide the process, directing that the most vulnerable and health care workers closest to COVID be given the opportunity to get the currently limited doses of the vaccine first. As the first phase is completed, then the focus will switch to the next phase.
Here is a link to the County's vaccine plan with more information: sccfreevax.org.