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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

March 8, 2021

Monterey County continues to receive and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the county. On Tuesday, Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno updated the Board of Supervisors regarding the doses of COVID-19 vaccine allocated, received, and administered to residents. 

  • Total number of State COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated to Monterey County for local vaccine providers - 91,620
  • Number of State COVID-19 vaccine doses received by local vaccine providers – 76,670
  • Estimated Number of State COVID-19 vaccine doses administered by local vaccine providers to county residents - 59,044 (77% of doses received)
  • Number of State COVID-19 vaccine doses received and administered by Monterey County
    • Monterey County Public Health
      • Doses requested 19,265
      • Doses received – 18,095
      • Doses reported as administered – 9,783
      • Doses reallocated to other providers – 5,809
      • Reserved for scheduled clinics – 1,700
      • Remaining doses on hand – 803 (4% of doses received)
    • Monterey County Clinic Services
      • Doses received – 3,000
      • Doses reported as administered – 1,308
    • Natividad Medical Center
      • Doses received - 16,185
      • Doses reported as administered – 13,691 (updated 3/4)

These data are available on the Monterey County Health Department website. The above numbers do not include the federal allocations to local pharmacies, federally qualified health centers, and Department of Defense and Veteran’s Administration.

In the Monterey County Government family, the Health Department along with Monterey County Clinic Services and Natividad are vaccinating individuals throughout the county.   

“There is a systematic plan in place at the County Clinics to get the vaccine out to our patients” said Prashant Shinde, Director of Monterey County Clinic Services.  “Using electronic medical records, we can alert our patients to the availably of the vaccine.  The plan gets the vaccine to those who are most vulnerable and removes barriers that may otherwise stop them from getting vaccinated.

“Our clinics are located in the very communities hardest hit by COVID-19,” said Dr. Caroline Kennedy, Medical Director for the Monterey County Clinics. “We are unbelievably proud that we are now vaccinating our patients, bringing vaccine into these very communities.  Patients can schedule with a single phone call in their language of choice, breaking down the typical barriers to vaccination.  We are all in this together.”

The amount of vaccine coming into the county is expected to continue to increase over time.  Monterey County Health Department and other local vaccine providers have plans in place for the increased allocations and will continue to offer a variety of ways for eligible individuals to access COVID-19 vaccine. While doses are still limited locally, Monterey County Health Department urges all individuals to continue to wear a face covering, practice social distancing, and avoid gatherings with individuals outside the home while waiting for a vaccination appointment. 


Monterey County Health Department posts COVID-19 vaccine information by 5 pm each Monday here.