The Bay Area professional sports franchises are eager to see their stadium become a mass COVID-19 vaccination facility, but neither team nor local staff seem to know if that will happen. And when
Spokespersons for San Francisco Giants, Oakland A’s, San Jose Sharks and San Jose Earthquakes confirmed that their organization had contacted local government officials and healthcare providers about the use of the stadium as an Al Guido vaccination center. The San Francisco 49ers CEO even used social media to offer Levi’s Stadium to get Santa Clara County residents to get vaccinated.
During a news conference on Wednesday, Santa Clara County counselor James Williams said the county has not received enough vaccines to vaccinate all local medical personnel.
“We don̵7;t know how many vaccines will arrive in the county,” Williams said, “and that’s a real challenge.”
San Diego’s Petco Park became a “vaccination station” this week, opening the door for 5,000 people to be vaccinated every day. The Dodger Stadium car park in Los Angeles, where the test site is. The largest coronavirus in the United States will turn into a vaccination center capable of vaccinating 12,000 people a day by the end of the week.
In the Bay Area, the vaccine distribution process presents a wide range of challenges, leading to widespread dissatisfaction.
Santa Clara County Executive Dr Jeff Smith told a panel of commanders on Tuesday the county had requested an additional 100,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the state. Guaranteed that only 6,000 vaccines are to be received.
“By the time we reach January 18, every week we can deliver 35,000 doses with a lot of caveats,” Smith told the committee. “Right now we don’t have enough freezers to use in a week. Let alone what about doing 35,000 per week. ”
San Francisco’s director of public health Dr. Grant Colfax said the opening of many vaccination sites was also a consideration. But, like Santa Clara County, San Francisco lacks adequate supply.
“When we have enough vaccines to meet the needs of many vaccination sites, we expect that website to be available,” Colfax said Tuesday. Give us more We need to get more volumes and go step by step at the state level. ”
One of the biggest hurdles faced by district officials in the first month of distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is keeping track of how many people are vaccinated. The government has directly allocated the vaccine to government health agencies, companies including CVS and Walgreens for long-term care, as well as Indian hospitals, veterans affairs and health centers. Government officials supply large amounts of vaccines directly to a number of county private healthcare providers such as Kaiser Permanente, Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Sutter Health, as well as district health agencies for public and local private hospitals, such as: Stanford
The California Department of Public Health has tracked the number of distributed vaccines (approximately 2.5 million) and the number of people receiving the vaccine (889,000), but to date the state has not created an easily accessible public dashboard with detailed information on vaccinations.
In Santa Clara County, a health order executed last week required vaccine providers to submit information on a daily basis, including the number of vaccines administered, appointments per day, missed vaccines. Use clinical sites and information on who’s getting vaccinated.Matt Haney, supervisor of District 6 in San Francisco, is advocating for a similar level of transparency.
“There are inconsistencies in the distribution of vaccines and access to the number of vaccines we have and we can get,” Haney said. “Some counties receive more vaccines than San Francisco. Many vaccine volumes are sent to a number of departments, most of them private providers. But as a result, counties are able to ask for more volumes and expect tens of thousands of additional volumes next week.
With nearly two-thirds of the vaccines spread out across states that are not yet used, California is lagging behind other states in vaccination. The lack of transparent information poses a big problem as local health authorities responsible for updating the public about the vaccination process, it is not known how many private providers still have to distribute the drugs.
Some of the problems may be resolved soon, as officials in both San Francisco and Santa Clara County have made optimistic comments that they will get the influx of no. Soon after President Joe Biden took office. But they also know that the ability to vaccinate a large proportion of the population will Rely on the urgency and willingness to cooperate – from private service providers.
“We know that other provincial providers, such as Stanford and Kaiser, are trying to expand their territory, including a number of vaccination sites,” Smith said. And has the majority of the county’s population ”
It’s a private carrier, not the county’s health agency, which could be the driving force behind converting the stadium into a mass vaccination facility. Countries, including Santa Clara and Alameda, have created online portals that allow people to register to receive notifications when it’s time for their vaccinations. But most residents are likely to receive the vaccine from a private provider.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that all Californians aged 65 and over are eligible for vaccination.Private providers are facing tremendous pressure to size up the vaccination process and find a gap outside the hospital. Nurses and clinics to vaccinate people
In San Francisco, Haney envisions a channel for collaboration between private providers and public health agencies to speed up the vaccination process.
“In San Diego, at Petco, they do 5,000 vaccinations a day, thousands of volunteers, and lots of public-private partnerships to accomplish this, and we need that in San Francisco.” “I feel like it’s common sense to use the website and the opportunities we have to distribute this vaccine. The longer it takes everyone to vaccinate everyone, the longer the outbreak is. ”
Smith told a panel of commanders that the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health was looking for a large number of indoor spaces with ample parking spaces where vaccines could be administered. 10,000-20,000 hits per day, but the site has not been finalized.
Although the SAP Center, home to San Jose Sharks, is the obvious choice in Santa Clara County due to its size and recent site use as a COVID-19 testing center, but no local staff or team provided any indication. That any bay area, an economical stadium for one exception, will open as a vaccination facility in the near future.
The exception appears to be the Oakland Coliseum, as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority is reviewing a turn-key plan on Friday that will allow healthcare providers to convert the stadium’s extensive parking into a facility. Where many vaccines are approved after
Until the vaccine information provided by both public and private providers is accessible in central locations and districts, it has been clear about the number of doses available in their jurisdiction. Living in the Bay Area is largely an offensive matter.