New RivCo website tracks COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
If you’re curious as to how the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going in Riverside County, residents can track it through a new online tool.
Riverside County this week unveiled a dashboard that shows how many doses the county has been assigned, how many residents have been vaccinated, which groups are getting shots and who’s next in line.
The county’s new dashboard will be updated Monday through Friday. You can find the new tool by clicking here.
“Residents are following the vaccine distribution and rollout very closely and we wanted to provide information to understand how quickly the county is receiving vaccine and how it’s being distributed,” Brooke Federico, public information officer, told Uken Report.
In addition to the vaccine dashboard, there are frequently asked questions on the vaccine and the rollout process, as well as information on upcoming vaccine clinics, she said.
“Please note these vaccine clinics are only available to healthcare workers at this time,” Federico said. “Vaccine clinics are not open to family members of healthcare workers or to other members of the public. This is in accordance with state requirements on vaccine rollout.”
Riverside County on Tuesday passed a milestone of 200,000 cumulative coronavirus cases. To date, the virus has killed at least 2,098 people in Riverside County, according to public health reports.
The new dashboard reported that, as of Sunday, Jan. 3, the most recent date available, Riverside County had received 25,310 COVID-19 doses, and 17,294 Riverside County residents had been given COVID- 19 shots.
The vaccination total doesn’t necessarily mean 17,294 of 25,310 doses were administered, because some health care workers who live in Riverside County likely were given shots from another county’s allocation because they work in that county.
The dashboard shows health care workers, paramedics and residents of nursing homes and assisted- living facilities are getting vaccine and that the next round of shots could go to people age 75 and older, police officers, firefighters, grocery workers, teachers, postal workers and others.
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