Seneca Healthcare District has been busy vaccinating its healthcare workers — 12 as of yesterday and 48 planned by week’s end. Seneca received a share of the Pfizer vaccine delivered to Plumas County on Dec. 21, and it will also receive a share of the Moderna vaccine that also arrived.
Healthcare workers and skilled nursing facility workers and residents are the first group to receive the vaccine according to California Department of Public Health (CDPH) phase 1a recommendations. CDPH has determined first doses will be given to those at risk of exposure in the healthcare setting, including non-clinical roles; residents of skilled-nursing; medically vulnerable individuals; paramedics and others providing emergency medical services.
Seneca will follow state guidelines as the rollout continues. According to the CDC, vaccines for the general public aren’t expected until late spring or early summer. Seneca will keep the community apprised of vaccine availability.