Sacramento, California 2021-01-14 02:43:41 –
El Dorado County (CBS13) — El Dorado County has suspended a program that allows all residents to sign up and receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The county has set up a vaccine warning system to give shots to those who ask when there are additional doses.
On Wednesday, the county suspended the system and said it had reached its maximum capacity.
The county said there was “an overwhelming response from the public to be informed about the availability of surplus vaccines” and that more people are currently enrolled than the county has assigned vaccines. They do not rule out reviving the program.
Governor Gavin Newsom has promised a large-scale new system for people to receive texts or emails when they qualify for the vaccine, but the technology has not yet been deployed.
California extended access to vaccines to people over the age of 65 on Wednesday, urging the county’s health department to signal a danger. County health officials said there were millions more older people than available doses.
Calaveras County public health officials have said that so far 10,000 elderly people have been vaccinated only 200 times. “Unfortunately, the state didn’t send enough supplies to vaccinate our community members.”
Read more: County health leaders signal danger of vaccine dose shortages after increased access
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