COVID-19 Vaccine Update
The supply of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States is currently limited and the County of Sonoma is following State and Federal guidelines for distribution. Priority administration of the vaccine has been determined by a number of factors including risk of exposure from work or living environments, as well as vulnerabilities due to age and medical conditions.
The Sonoma County Department of Health is coordinating with primary care providers on plans for expanding immunizations. Your health center will contact you about scheduling when the vaccine is available for you. When you are eligible for a vaccine, and not before that, you will be able to make an appointment through your provider, or at a vaccination clinic.
To support and promote the equitable administration of COVID-19 vaccine across Sonoma County.
To vaccinate all eligible residents of Sonoma County.
We will promote equity in vaccine delivery by supporting vulnerable communities with resources to ensure access and reduce barriers to vaccinations. This includes ensuring equity is included in the planning and execution of vaccine operations. We will proactively engage and be responsive to groups that have traditionally been marginalized in the healthcare community.
We will actively engage with the community through proactive communication and outreach strategies including direct engagement, various forms of media, community based organizations, and stakeholder groups.
We will partner with health providers across the County to support vaccine administration in the constellation of vaccine centers across the county as well as their core health centers and hospitals. We will act as leaders to provide communication and collaboration so that the greater healthcare community will work together to support the County’s mission and equity framework.
Access to Vaccine Centers
We will work with providers and stakeholders to reduce or eliminate barriers for those that have limited access to vaccine clinics including those with disabilities that restrict access and communities that are underserved by healthcare providers.
We will be transparent, providing accurate information to help people make vaccine decisions that are best for them. We will provide facts about benefits and risks of receiving COVID vaccines and share meaningful information about the county’s progress towards meeting its vaccine administration and equity goals.
We will support vaccine providers with information and advice so that they can safely receive, store, distribute and administer vaccine.