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Sonoma County hits 70% vaccine figure

Posted on May 28, 2021 by Sonoma Valley Sun

Seven out of 10 Sonoma County residents age 12 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, county health officials announced today.

The total of 305,501 residents who have received at least one dose equals 70 percent of the county’s 434,000 residents age 12 and older. Sonoma County has administered 543,222 total doses, and continues to outpace the state and nation in the rate of vaccine doses administered.

As of 5/28, a total of 252,478 County residents — or 58 percent of those 12 and older — have been fully vaccinated with either the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine. And more than 30 percent of adolescents between 12 and 15 years old have been partially vaccinated less than three weeks after the Food and Drug Administration approved the Pfizer vaccine for that age group.

“We have made tremendous progress, but we still are not home free,” said Dr. Sundari Mase, Sonoma County’s Health Officer. “We are still seeing some virus spread among unvaccinated, young people, particularly those under the age of 30.”

“Meanwhile, we encourage everyone to continue wearing their masks and err on the side of caution. We don’t want to see another surge.”

With vaccine supplies now exceeding demand, those County outreach efforts have broadened to make it more convenient for people to get vaccinated, including through mobile clinics and events at schools.

Many clinics and pharmacies are accepting walk-in patients, and Uber and Lyft are now providing free rides to vaccine clinics.

In addition, the governor announced on Thursday that Californians who are vaccinated will be eligible for $116.5 million in prize money including a single lottery prize of $1.5 million. He also announced that the next 2 million people who get vaccinated in our state will get $50 gift cards.

Residents can make vaccine appointments at myturn.ca.gov. 



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