Today, DPH began administering some of the 3,900 doses of the Pfizer vaccine received on Tuesday from the state of Missouri. The county Department of Public Health will continue administering vaccines to people who have registered until this round of doses runs out. Vaccinations are by appointment only and are being administered at John C. Murphy Health Center in Berkeley.
Once you register with us, you will receive a confirmation message on your screen that states looks similar to the photo attached. That confirms that your information was received and you will be contacted you as soon as you qualify and it your time to make an appointment. Please be patient with this process. More than 200,000 people have registered on our site so far, and it will take a significant amount of time to get through the list.
It is important to note that the state determines the supply of vaccine as well as who is eligible to receive it. We are following state guidance in scheduling those who are in the state-defined Phase 1A and 1B. But so far we have far too few doses to meet the demand. As supply improves, we will announce several locations where people can be vaccinated, including a major location in north county. We are also working on partnerships that will insure that vaccinations will be available in a multitude of locations across the county.
In the meantime, it is recommend that you register with now if you haven’t done so. Everyone needs to complete a form honestly and those who provide false information may be barred from receiving a vaccine at the time of appointment. If you wish, you may also register for vaccinations offered by area hospitals.
However – and this is important – please DO NOT make multiple appointments to receive the vaccine! Doing that means that you are tying up a dose of vaccine that should go to someone else. Remember: Registering yourself with us and other entities is OK. Making more than one appointment to be vaccinated IS NOT.
It’s also critical for those who receive the first dose of the vaccine, go to the same vaccinator for the second. The way the system works, everyone vaccinated at DPH will be given a date and time to return for a second dose. DO NOT attempt to get a second dose from a different vaccinator. Once again, we ask the public for patience as you go through this process. Anyone who registers with us be notified as soon as that person qualifies to receive a vaccination – and as soon as we have enough supply to give it.