Over the previous pandemic 12 months, massive numbers have principally meant dangerous information. However in terms of COVID-19 vaccines, the upper the quantity the higher.
Some 533,000 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, which each require a second dose just a few weeks after the primary, had been administered in Orange County by Sunday, Feb. 14, in response to the state Department of Public Health.
No less than 306,000 individuals who reside or work in Orange County had obtained a minimum of one dose by Monday, Feb. 8, in response to the OC Well being Care Company’s latest available data.
Vaccinations have steadily sped up over the 2 months since they started in Orange County. As of final week, about 15,000 have been being administered per day. A month in the past, eligibility within the county was expanded from frontline well being care employees and people in long-term care amenities to seniors 65 and older as effectively.
With vaccination tremendous websites in Anaheim and Aliso Viejo and roaming pop-up cell clinics, the county Well being Care Company has borne the brunt of bristling demand for COVID-19 immunization as conventional well being care suppliers rev up their very own drives.
By Feb. 8, the Well being Care Company led different entities in vaccinations by a large margin, in response to the company’s information. Its marketing campaign accounted for about 109,000 doses administered in Orange County.
In second was pharmacy large CVS, which had given about 33,000 doses (the federal authorities tapped pharmacies early on to inoculate residents of long-term care amenities, they solely simply transitioned to seniors on the whole); in third was Kaiser Permanente with 30,000 doses.
Regardless of some rising pains, a few third of the 649,000 individuals now registered on Othena, the county’s vaccine appointment system, have been vaccinated, the website’s data shows.
Final week, officers added a now serving tracker to the Othena web site. On Monday, Feb. 15, appointments have been being scheduled for individuals who signed up on or earlier than Jan. 23.
Now Orange County’s largest well being networks’ campaigns are selecting up steam in vaccinating seniors.
In an electronic mail Friday to members throughout Southern California, Kaiser Permanente mentioned it will quickly start inviting its sufferers ages 65 to 74 to obtain the photographs, “beginning with individuals on the highest danger of publicity or problems because of COVID-19.”
The well being community began administering photographs to members age 75 and older in mid-January.
“As provide will increase, we’ll proceed to broaden precedence teams to incorporate extra age teams, danger components, and occupations as directed by the state,” the e-mail mentioned.
On Friday, state well being officers introduced that beginning March 15, vaccine directors may start inoculating people ages 16 to 64 with medical conditions that put them at elevated danger of getting a lethal case of COVID-19.