Coliseum Vaccine Site To Remain Open Through Alameda, Contra Costa County Partnership

April 7, 2021 8:00 am · 6 comments

The COVID-19 vaccination site at the Oakland Coliseum will remain open in the coming weeks and will be operated by Alameda and Contra Costa counties instead of state and federal agencies, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday.

The state’s Office of Emergency Services and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency opened the drive-thru vaccination site in February as part of a federal effort to establish 100 large-scale vaccination sites nationwide.

The two counties will jointly operate the site once state and federal emergency management personnel leave in roughly four weeks.

The site is expected to be able to administer up to 6,000 vaccine doses per day once the two counties take over. The state will contribute half the supply of doses required to operate the site while the two counties will contribute the other half.

“The only change is that we’re not going to get the direct allocation of vaccines from the federal government, that’s the only change,” Newsom said Tuesday during a briefing at a San Francisco vaccination site.

“Otherwise there’ll be no perceptible change in a meaningful way to the public.”

The site was on track to close April 11, but local, state and federal officials in recent weeks called for an extension of vaccinations at the Coliseum, particularly as more supply becomes available and more groups of people become eligible.

Officials in both counties praised the extension of the vaccination site, arguing that it will be an important resource in ensuring enough residents in both counties get vaccinated.

“The Coliseum site has already delivered more than 100,000 doses to Alameda County residents, and this extension will allow us to complete transition feasibility planning without disrupting service to the community,” Alameda County Board of Supervisors Chair Keith Carson said in a statement. “Having a mix of large vaccination sites, alongside smaller community sites and mobile pop-ups, is critical for our vaccination infrastructure and meeting our goals for equitable distribution.”

Vaccine appointments at the Coliseum can be made through the state’s My Turn scheduling tool at https://myturn.ca.gov or by calling (833) 422-4255.

Bob April 7, 2021 at 8:17 AM

The Concord site at Water World is still going strong–

sam malone April 7, 2021 at 8:53 AM

Another of Newsolini’s smoking mirror jobs. Feeling the pressure yet Newsolini of the recall effort? Seems it depends on which way the wind is blowing on any given day before you change your mind on these most important matters.

RANDOM TASK April 7, 2021 at 9:55 AM

ok so
in roughly 4 weeks lets see what becomes of the site after

The two counties will jointly operate the site once state and federal emergency management personnel leave in roughly four weeks.

seeing how they managed the last year

this should be good …..

i foresee equity over common sense and politics over common sense and waste over common sense as well as politicians wanting more money to provide the service …..

this is their track record
lets see if they complete the insanity of political power over the peoples safety

RANDOM TASK April 7, 2021 at 10:19 AM

from post above

While many parents, researchers and education advocacy groups have applauded the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to require standardized testing this year, other groups such as the California Teachers Association have pushed back. Many have raised concerns about the validity of data collected after a traumatizing year, and while many students remain in a mix of reopening scenarios.

Allen said he shares concerns that the data could be a misrepresentation if districts use different assessments or participation rate is lower, but overall he was pleased that the state may not require a waiver. But so far, the state has not been asked to provide a measure of comparability between districts, he said.

wow so no assessment of california botched teaching and passing kids ahead with failing grades
while lowering standards of teaching

RANDOM TASK April 7, 2021 at 10:22 AM

oh and i forgot about the fact we had to pay them the whole time

then the politicians and unions made us pay 7 billion dollars to open for 6 weeks

wow

you parents sure are gullible and pleasing to them why not just hand over your first born as well

Thunderdome April 7, 2021 at 1:24 PM

So basically it was announced that FEMA had rejected a request from Alameda County to stay open for a few more weeks…while the VP just happened to be in Alameda doing some photo op requesting support for the infrastructure bill and thinking about the root causes of migration or something…Pretty embarrassing.

So CC county stepped in to move vaccines from our local distribution to the Oakland Coliseum to keep it open….They probably moved FEMA resources to the southern border to deal with the chaos created by the administration instead while the VP does more photo ops….

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