SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – For the first few months of the coronavirus vaccine launch, evaluating an appointment for a dose in the Bay Area involved patience, persistence, and a major refresh of the MyTurn website. But now two counties in the Bay Area say they have a large supply of vaccines and not enough takers.
“We noticed that vaccine demand in Contra Costa is declining,” a county spokesman told ABC7 News. “We no longer have a waiting list and this was the first week that appointments were no longer occupied.”
The county said there are hundreds of appointments available at the vaccination stations at the Richmond Auditorium and Contra Costa College for Friday and Saturday.
“We’re probably nearing the point in the rollout that we all knew would come when the supply and capacity of vaccines exceeded demand,” the county said.
Napa County also has a ton of vaccines at its largest location, the Meritage Resort and Spa. The website received 10,000 doses through Friday this week and couldn’t get people to come fast enough. Anyone who makes it to the site on Friday, regardless of where they live, can get a dose on Friday. Walk-ins are welcome.
But it’s another story in Contra Costa County that says county-run sites still only vaccinate people who live and work in the county.
When we checked on Friday, there were also many appointments at Levi’s Stadium, the largest vaccination center in South Bay. However, these dates are also limited to people who live, work, or attend school in Santa Clara County.
Solano and Sonoma counties reported that demand for the vaccine has declined somewhat and is roughly keeping pace with current supply.
Elsewhere in the Bay Area, finding a vaccine appointment close to home can still be difficult. San Mateo County described its vaccine supply as “severely restricted” and said it was a priority to send its supply to clinics in underserved areas.
For more help finding a vaccine, see our guide to booking a vaccine appointment in each Bay Area county.
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