COVID-19

Coronavirus vaccine appointments in short supply across Valley floor

The COVID-19 vaccine is rolling out, but due to limited supply at the federal level at this time, counties across the Central Valley are seeing a high demand for the vaccine. 

Counties have set appointment times for people to get vaccinated at a vaccine clinic, although many of the appointments have filled up. 

Here is a county-by-county look at the status for COVID-19 vaccine appointments across the Valley: 

Fresno County 

The Fresno County Department of Public Health reports that there are no more open appointments at the COVID-19 vaccine clinic at the Fresno Fairgrounds. 

Even though the fairgrounds site has filled up, there are two drive-thru clinics: Sierra Pacific Orthopedics Center and the United Health Centers site at Central High School’s east campus. 

The United Health Centers location has filled all of the appointment times for this week, but the SPOC site is first-come, first-serve, although the wait-time could be several hours. 

Tulare County

Tulare County is only vaccinating individuals in Phase 1A of the state’s vaccine distribution plan, including health care workers and nursing home residents. 

The county health department says to dial 2-1-1 to make an appointment to receive the vaccine. 

Kings County

Kings County currently does not have any vaccine appointments available. 

The Kings County Health Department will add people to a waitlist for the vaccine once they complete a survey, which can be found here

Kern County

Kern County is offering dozens of vaccination sites, even though supply is limited. The county has produced an interactive map for people to locate a clinic near them and see if there are any appointments available. 

The Kern County vaccination schedule can be found here

Madera County 

All appointments at the vaccine clinics in Madera County are full as the supply remains limited. 

The county’s vaccine schedule can be viewed here

Merced County

Following suit with the rest of the Valley, all vaccine appointments in Merced County have been filled for this week. 

The county’s public health department said that more appointments will be made available once the county receives additional doses. 

Madera County’s vaccine dashboard can be viewed here

Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County suspended all vaccination appointments until further notice after the state recommended that the latest distribution of the Moderna vaccine be stopped due to an abnormal number of allergic reactions. 

The county has two clinics at California State University, Stanislaus and at the Modesto Center Plaza. Both clinics were supposed to open this week and were going to be first-come, first-serve for the individuals in Phase 1A of the state’s vaccination schedule. 

Daniel Gligich
Daniel Gligich is a reporter for The San Joaquin Valley Sun, focusing on Fresno State Athletics and the southern San Joaquin Valley. Email him at daniel.gligich@sjvsun.com.