Santa Rosa, CA – May 16, 2021 – Seven out of 10 Sonoma County adults age 16 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 500,000 doses have been administered to County residents, county health ofﬁcials announced today.
The total of 501,138 doses administered as of today exceeds the County’s total population of 499,772. Sonoma County reached this key milestone in less than ﬁve months and continues to outpace the state and nation in the rate of vaccine doses administered.
“The truly remarkable progress we are making in getting shots in arms is a reﬂection of the tireless work over the past ﬁve months by our dedicated network of health care providers and community leaders and volunteers in our County” said Lynda Hopkins, Chair of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. “While we should celebrate each community milestone as a step closer to ending this pandemic, we also have much more to do as we start vaccinating our children ages 12 to 15.”
As of Friday, a total of 287,423 County residents have received at least one dose of the Pﬁzer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Meanwhile, 227,381 - or 55 percent of residents 16 and older - have been fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, 90 percent of those 70 and older have received at least one dose, with nearly 80 percent fully vaccinated.
Since the ﬁrst doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in mid-December, Sonoma County health ofﬁcials, in partnership with hospitals, health centers and pharmacies, have stood up a network of vaccine clinics. With a focus on equity, many of these clinics have targeted vulnerable and under-served communities.
With vaccine supplies now exceeding demand, those County outreach efforts are being broadened to make it more convenient for people to get vaccinated, including through mobile clinics and events at schools.
“Administering doses to 70 percent of our 16 and older population is an important step toward herd immunity,” said Urmila Shende, the County’s vaccine chief. “We are working hard to make it as easy as possible for those remaining residents and children ages 12 to 15 to get vaccinated. We also want everyone to know that walk-in appointments are available at most clinics.”
Residents can make vaccine appointments through the myturn.ca.gov web site. Residents who need help making an appointment are encouraged to call the County COVID-19 hotline at (707) 565-4667. Residents also may continue to use the County’s vaccination clinic list at SoCoEmergency.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.