Contra Costa Health Services (CCHS) officially announced Tuesday that all residents in the county age 16 or older can now request an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Increased vaccine supply allowed for the decision to expand eligibility, according to CCHS. Previously, eligible groups including anyone ages 50 and older and anyone over age 16 with high-risk health conditions.
“This week, the County has received 84,500 total doses of vaccine from the state and federal governments – 30,000 more than just the week before,” officials said, adding that thousands of appointments are available at community clinics this week.
The County will continue to prioritize giving appointments to those living in low-income areas hardest hit by COVID and is also planning to begin accepting walk-ins at the Richmond Auditorium and Bay Point Health Center, with additional locations coming online in the near future.
“Appointments for those age 16-64 are only available through CCHS and cannot be booked using the state’s My Turn portal until the state announces vaccine eligibility to this age category,” the County said.
Register online at cchealth.org/coronavirus or by calling 1-833-VAX-COCO (1-833-829-2626).