Bay Area Continues to Struggle Amid Lack of COVID-19 Vaccine Supply

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The Bay Area continues to experience a shortage of coronavirus vaccine supply, slowing down the progress of inoculation of residents, as more and more people are becoming increasingly frustrated with the situation.

In Daly City, a pop-up vaccination site started administering treatments this week and operating as a walk-in site for eligible individuals to get inoculated. The center provides much-needed assistance for residents who are more at risk of contracting the virus and developing severe symptoms.

Lack of Vaccine Supply

“The convenience of a smaller location, something you know in your area is a lot easier for many of us,” San Bruno resident Wendy Almukdad said.

However, the vaccination started taking appointments only as of Tuesday due to the lack of coronavirus vaccine supply.

“But if you don’t have the vaccines, it’s really not effective. If 200,000 people are now eligible to get the vaccine, and you’re only allocating us 20,800 vaccines, I’m not a math genius, but it just doesn’t add up,” San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa said.

California officials said they were receiving about 900,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses per week. Santa Clara County revealed it got fewer than 40,000 doses of the vaccine last week. And San Mateo County officials said they received just over 20,000 doses this week, NBC Bay Area reported.

“Doses not meeting demand, so shots are decreased,” Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Marty Fenstersheib said. County officials said they expect more doses to come on Wednesday while hoping that supply would soon increase.

Danielle Joyce Ong

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