Oakland Mass Vaccination Site to be Continued Under County Partnership
Following a similar agreement to continue operations at a mass vaccination site in Los Angeles County, Governor Gavin Newsom this week announced the state reached an agreement with Alameda and Contra Costa counties to continue to operate the mass COVID-19 vaccination site at the Oakland Coliseum. Recall, the Oakland site was one of two sites in the state set up as a pilot vaccination site in a unique federal-state partnership between FEMA and Cal OES.
Under the agreement announced this week, Alameda and Contra Costa counties will enter into a unified management arrangement of the Coliseum site along with the state. Personnel and equipment currently being utilized at the site will remain in place to provide vaccinations for the next four weeks. The state will provide an allotment of half of the weekly vaccines for the site through the state’s third-party administrator while the remaining half will come from the partner counties. The site is anticipated to deliver up to 6,000 vaccine doses per day.
As of earlier this week, FEMA and Cal OES have administered nearly 625,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses across the Oakland and Los Angeles mass vaccination sites, with nearly 90,000 of those vaccines administered at targeted mobile clinics within the community. Of those vaccines, nearly 70 percent were administered to targeted underserved communities and people of color.
Additional information on the Oakland mass vaccination site is available here.