The county ranks 49th in the number of doses available for residents.
Central Coast veterans enrolled in VA health care are eligible for inoculation as soon as Feb. 13.
100 senior residents receive first dose in drive-thru format.
County says it’s unknown how many ineligible people may have received shots.
Next vaccination phase includes individuals 65 and older, and those at risk of exposure in education and childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture.
Though San Benito County is preparing to move to the next vaccination phase, limited supply could make mass inoculation difficult to accomplish.
John Bessa writes that San Benito High School should be considered as a location for mass vaccinations.
Move to next phase contingent on the receipt of vaccine from the state.
New state tool to notify people of vaccine eligibility expected to launch next week.
Dr. Cooperman was the first health worker to receive the Moderna vaccine at the San Benito Health Foundation Clinic, as frontline health care workers get priority.
The vaccine is being released in batches and at this time and it is unknown how long it will be before it is made available to everyone.
Front line, direct patient care workers in the acute care setting, along with employees from the skilled nursing facilities are eligible for the vaccine during the first batch of immunizations.
Additional doses are expected in the weeks ahead, but it’s unknown when they’ll be available to the public.