Contra Costa officials to host town hall on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

First COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Contra Costa County could happen next week
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Contra Costa County elected and health officials are set to host a virtual town hall on Friday to update the community on the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

The Town Hall is set to take place on Facebook live from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Watch live by clicking on Assemblymember Buffy Wicks’ Facebook Page, or on Youtube here.

Wicks will join Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia and Contra Costa Health Services Deputy Officer Dr. Ori Tzvieli as panelists at the town hall.

“We will discuss the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in Contra Costa and take your questions via Facebook,” Gioia stated in his newsletter.

Due to limited supply of vaccine, the rollout is being done in phases which gave highest priority to healthcare workers at risk for COVID-19 exposure and employees and residents of congregant care facilities. Currently, adults 65 and over are eligible to apply for vaccination.

“We expect vaccine will be available to most people by the second half of 2021,” the County says.

For more information and to learn how to make an appointment, visit the County’s COVID-19 vaccine page here.