Contra Costa County fire agencies hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics

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Contra Costa County fire agencies hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinics
Photo courtesy of the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District.

Contra Costa County fire agencies are collaborating to host appointment-only public vaccination clinics for eligible County residents.

The first of the new fire-service-hosted clinics launched at Valley Bible Church in Hercules on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2. The clinics will continue to operate on Mondays and Tuesdays, dependent upon vaccine availability.

Additional clinics are currently planned for Fridays and Saturdays at Los Medanos College in Brentwood and select Wednesdays and Thursdays at Bishop Ranch in San
Ramon.

All told, fire-hosted clinics aim to deliver 500 to 1,000 vaccinations per day in the County, depending on Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) guidance.

“As providers of emergency medical services across the county, our fire agencies are proud to be able to increase vaccine distribution in order to help further protect the communities we serve,” said Deputy Chief Aaron McAlister, fire rescue mutual aid coordinator for the operational area. “This multi-agency collaboration includes fire and law enforcement agencies, Contra Costa Health Services, community organizations and many volunteers.”

All vaccination clinics countywide are done by appointment only. Walk-up or drop-in vaccinations are not available. Eligibility is determined by CCHS. Currently, people ages 65 and over are eligible to be vaccinated, although they may still need to wait due to a lack of vaccine supplies. Click here to view the County’s phased-in approach to eligibility.

For more on eligibility, and to make an appointment online, visit coronavirus.cchealth.org/vaccine. For residents without internet access, the Contra
Costa Health Services vaccination call center is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 1-
833-829-2626. Additional COVID-19 information is available at the CCHS multilingual call
center at 1-844-729-8410.

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