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While mass vaccination clinics are happening across the state, California is already seeing a reduced allocation of Johnson & Johnson vaccinations.Leer en españolThose numbers plunged from about 575,000 to roughly 22,000 in less than two weeks. However, not all counties will feel an impact from this reduced allocation.Yolo County has been depending heavily on the two-dose vaccinations. “We’re not seeing a huge decrease because we never really got as much Johnson & Johnson as Pfizer and Moderna,” Frank Zchneegas, a Latino outreach specialist in Yolo County, said.But as Sacramento County expects more demand than supply next week, they’re still focusing on equitable vaccine distribution. A mass vaccination center was held on Friday hosted by Sacramento County Public Health, city leaders and 15 community groups at the Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center in Meadowview. This is the largest distribution site held in South Sacramento, reaching nearly 4,000 residents. Sacramento Councilmember Mai Vang told KCRA 3, “If you look at the data about 90% are from Black, Latino, indigenous, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander communities and more than 52% are limited English speakers.”This was an important decision for some.”My brother passed away March 25 last year from COVID-19, so I wanted to make sure that my family and I are safe,” said Carleena Jackson, who received her second dose at this location.A Johnson & Johnson special event is going to be held at Cal Expo on Monday, and the reduced supply for next week will not impact this vaccination event.In Placer County, vaccine allocation for Johnson & Johnson has been fluctuating but they do point out that the allocation for the week of April 5, was comparatively lower.San Joaquin County is also seeing a reduction but they’re relying on Kaiser Permanente’s mass vaccination site to administer Johnson & Johnson single doses.Here are the vaccine projections for the State Allocation, as provided by the federal government:Week of 4/4 (This week): 2.4 million doses received in the stateWeek of 4/11: 2.0 million doses (decrease of 15% from the current week)Week of 4/18: 1.9 million doses (decrease of 5% from previous week)An estimated 4,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccinations will be administered next Tuesday in one of South Sacramento’s hardest-hit areas. ZIP code 95823 has been linked to the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases countywide.

While mass vaccination clinics are happening across the state, California is already seeing a reduced allocation of Johnson & Johnson vaccinations.

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Those numbers plunged from about 575,000 to roughly 22,000 in less than two weeks. However, not all counties will feel an impact from this reduced allocation.

Yolo County has been depending heavily on the two-dose vaccinations.

“We’re not seeing a huge decrease because we never really got as much Johnson & Johnson as Pfizer and Moderna,” Frank Zchneegas, a Latino outreach specialist in Yolo County, said.

But as Sacramento County expects more demand than supply next week, they’re still focusing on equitable vaccine distribution.

A mass vaccination center was held on Friday hosted by Sacramento County Public Health, city leaders and 15 community groups at the Sam and Bonnie Pannell Community Center in Meadowview.

This is the largest distribution site held in South Sacramento, reaching nearly 4,000 residents.

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Sacramento Councilmember Mai Vang told KCRA 3, “If you look at the data [of the residents coming in] about 90% are from Black, Latino, indigenous, Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander communities and more than 52% are limited English speakers.”

This was an important decision for some.

“My brother passed away March 25 last year from COVID-19, so I wanted to make sure that my family and I are safe,” said Carleena Jackson, who received her second dose at this location.

A Johnson & Johnson special event is going to be held at Cal Expo on Monday, and the reduced supply for next week will not impact this vaccination event.

In Placer County, vaccine allocation for Johnson & Johnson has been fluctuating but they do point out that the allocation for the week of April 5, was comparatively lower.

San Joaquin County is also seeing a reduction but they’re relying on Kaiser Permanente’s mass vaccination site to administer Johnson & Johnson single doses.

Here are the vaccine projections for the State Allocation, as provided by the federal government:

  • Week of 4/4 (This week): 2.4 million doses received in the state
  • Week of 4/11: 2.0 million doses (decrease of 15% from the current week)
  • Week of 4/18: 1.9 million doses (decrease of 5% from previous week)

An estimated 4,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccinations will be administered next Tuesday in one of South Sacramento’s hardest-hit areas. ZIP code 95823 has been linked to the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases countywide.

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