Santa Rosa, CA – May 6, 2021 – Sonoma County has now fully vaccinated more than half of its 16 and older population. In addition, more than two-thirds of these 411,000 residents have received at least one shot of the vital protection against COVID-19.
In reaching these key milestones, Sonoma County has outpaced the state and the nation in the rate of vaccine doses administered.
“Thanks to our vast constellation of health care providers and community leaders and volunteers, we have made great progress in getting shots into arms,” said Lynda Hopkins, Chair of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. “While we are proud of this effort, it is still too early to declare ‘Mission Accomplished.’ We have more work to do to reach everyone in the community and achieve herd immunity.”
As of Wednesday, Sonoma County has administered 467,642 doses of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. A total of 275,985 residents - or 67 percent of the eligible population - have received at least one dose. Meanwhile, 204,615 - or 50 percent of those eligible - have been fully vaccinated.
Since the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in December, Sonoma County health officials, in partnership with hospitals, health centers and pharmacies, have stood up a network of dozens of vaccine clinics. With a focus on equity, many of these clinics have targeted vulnerable and under-served communities.
“We’ve done a great job fully vaccinating half of our population,” said Urmila Shende, the County’s vaccine chief. “For those who have yet to get a shot, the good news is there are plenty of appointments available, so schedule yours today at MyTurn.ca.gov.”
Residents who need help making an appointment are encouraged to call the County COVID-19 hotline at (707) 565-4667. They also can make vaccine appointments through the myturn.ca.gov web site. Residents may continue to use the County’s vaccination clinic list atSoCoEmergency.org to find an appointment.
Eligible individuals who are insured are encouraged to first seek a vaccination appointment through their primary health care provider.
For more information including the latest vaccine numbers, who’s eligible for a vaccine and how to receive a vaccine, community members are encouraged to visit SoCoEmergency.org/vaccine, or call 2-1-1.