SAN MATEO COUNTY (KPIX 5) – After two weeks of vaccine shortages in San Mateo County, the mass vaccination sites of the San Mateo Event Center and OFS long-term parking lot are again during the game from Thursday.
“We were suffering, suffering in San Mateo County,” Supervisor David Canepa said.
Ten thousand additional doses will come from the federal government and the state allocation increases by 29 percent.
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Just as the county is an opportunity to re-deliver COVID-19 vaccines on a large scale, some are looking to shift dose distribution from macro to micro.
“I think there should be a way for doctors to deliver vaccines. There are patients who need a vaccine who don’t have it and won’t give it otherwise, unless they get it from doctors they trust, ”says Dr Aaron Roland of Burlingame.
Roland said that between hesitant vaccines and those that don’t have a good grasp of technology, the current model leaves people behind.
“If they were in my office, I could join them now, they would take my advice,” he said.
Canepa agrees. He says his own elderly father couldn’t navigate the vaccination via his flip phone and others needed to remove barriers to vaccination as well.
“We always assume that people can use their cell phones, their iPhones – they can’t. We saw it in San Mateo County. You can’t assume that everyone can use MyTurn and understand it, ”Canepa told KPIX 5.