Sonoma County has partnered with Safeway to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to County health workers and, eventually, the broader public. Beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 13, Safeway pharmacists will begin vaccinating some 5,000 in-home supportive services (IHSS) workers in the County. These Phase 1a Tier 2 healthcare workers will be contacted through the county Human Services Department and asked to schedule an appointment for the drive-through clinic located at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. They will be vaccinated using the County’s supply of Moderna vaccine.
Safeway has also been granted state approval to provide vaccinations from 11 of its pharmacies throughout the County. Beginning next week, IHSS workers will be able to receive vaccinations at these locations. As Sonoma County moves through the rollout of vaccinations, Safeway eventually will provide vaccines to members of the public as well. The County is hoping that service will begin by the beginning of February, but it's uncertain at this time.
You can learn where Sonoma County is in the vaccination distribution plan and which phase you fall under by visiting the vaccine information page at SoCoEmergency.org/vaccine.