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Phase 1b, Tier 1 includes residents over the age of 75 years old.

SALINAS, Calif. —Monterey County leaders have transitioned to the Phase 1b, Tier 1, population in their vaccination efforts.
According to health officials, the county has made enough progress in vaccinating Phase 1a health care workers that they can now move on to more people.
Phase 1b, Tier 1 includes residents over the age of 75 years old. Health care workers in Phase 1a can still get the vaccine if they were unable to get it earlier.
After consulting with representatives from our local health care community and reviewing data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we believe that prioritizing people 75 years of age and older at this time will save the most lives, states Dr. Edward Moreno, Monterey County Health Officer and Director of Public Health.
Health officials noted that vaccine supplies are still limited stating that Monterey County receives 2,000 to 4,000 doses of vaccine each week, half of which must be used for the second dose in the vaccine series.
The MCHD plans to open vaccination clinics as more vaccines become available.
Monterey Countys vaccine appointment registration website will be updated as clinics are scheduled: www.montereycountycovid19.com. Please note that individuals will be required to show proof of at least 75 years of age when presenting for community-based vaccination appointments.
For more information about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccination, visit www.montereycountycovid19.com or call the COVID-19 call center at 831-769-8700 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.