Starting April 1, Sacramento County Public Health has updated the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to those 50 years old and older who live in Sacramento County and is in alignment with the State.
The following individuals are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Sacramento County:
- Sacramento County residents aged 50 and older
- Sacramento County residents aged 16 to 64 with certain health conditions
- Individuals employed in Sacramento County in the following sectors:
- Childcare and Education
- Emergency Services Workers
- Food and Agriculture
- Health Care
- Individuals who reside or work in a high risk congregate residential setting, such as an incarceration/detention facility, homeless shelter, or behavioral health facility. This includes all people experiencing homelessness.
- Public transit workers, including airport and commercial airline workers (but not private airplanes)
Sacramento County Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye, said, “Although this new eligibility allows hundreds of thousands more in our County to be vaccinated, we still do not have enough weekly vaccine supply to meet demand. Until mid-March, Sacramento County Public Health was receiving 15-18k doses, but this week there was a modest increased to 29k. Today, we were notified that the allocation for next week is 33,000 doses.”
Sacramento County Public Health and its partner providers and community-based organizations will adjust the number of vaccination appointments available based on the weekly allocations of doses through its large vaccination sites, community pop-up vaccination events and other targeted events.
- Vaccination appointments for those currently eligible in Sacramento County can be made through healthcare system providers or go to the County’s vaccination eligibility and appointment page.
For assistance with social services, dial 2-1-1 in Sacramento County. 2-1-1 Sacramento provides information, assistance and referral service 24 hours a day, seven days a week in multiple languages and can assist those without electronic access to public health services.
On April 15, Sacramento County Public Health will make those 16 years old and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved for those 18 years and older. Only the Pfizer vaccine is currently approved to administer to those 16 and 17 years old. The Pfizer vaccine is being dispensed by Sacramento County Public Health primarily at Cal Expo, McClellan Park, Sacramento State, Cal North State and Del Paso vaccination sites. On April 15, check the County’s vaccination eligibility and appointment page for current vaccine information.
Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) began offering free rides to COVID-19 vaccine appointments. Go to the SacRT website to learn more .
For questions about vaccines in Sacramento County, visit the Vaccination webpage.