Santa Clara County releases new online dashboard to track vaccinations
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More than a week after Santa Clara County revealed it has administered less than half its allocated COVID-19 vaccines, the county launched a new online dashboard to track the number shots given in the South Bay.

The dashboard lists all 16 vaccine providers in the county, the source of the vaccine allocation (federal, state or county), the number of first and second doses received and administered by the provider and the number of vaccination appointments scheduled in the next seven days.

The dashboard is updated daily and reflects self-reported data from the previous day.

Santa Clara County’s new data dashboard tracks the number of vaccine doses received and administered in the county.

Federal health care organizations, like the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and the Federal Pharmacy Partnership program at CVS Pharmacy and Walgreens, receive supply directly from the federal government and are not subject to the reporting requirement.

Officials said the dashboard is intended to help the public “better understand the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines throughout our community.”

Earlier this month, health officials would not say how many vaccines had been administered in the county despite numerous requests from San José Spotlight. They pointed to a state database to track the county’s vaccine rate, but state data only displays vaccination numbers by region, combining Santa Clara County data with that of 15 other counties.

When Santa Clara County health officials finally released vaccination figures, the numbers showed the county had only administered fewer than half of the vaccines it was allocated. The county continues to struggle with dose shortages, and residents last week were faced with hours-long waits for vaccinations and inaccurate information about vaccination eligibility from health care providers.

As of Jan. 17, 78,847 first doses and 23,381 second doses have been administered in the county. That means that 76.8% of the total first dose supply and 46.2% of the total second dose supply have been administered.

The county’s health system administered the most first vaccine doses in the county — 38,522 doses, or 82.8% of its total first dose supply. The system includes the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center hospital and clinics, O’Connor Hospital and St. Louise Regional Hospital.

Of the 13 health care providers in the county required to report vaccination figures, nine have administered more than 70% of their first dose supply. The exceptions are North East Medical Services (16.7%), El Camino Health (47.6%), Good Samaritan Hospital (52%) and Regional Medical Center (63.5%).

Only six health care providers have received and administered second vaccine doses, with numbers varying widely from 23% to 91.5% of doses administered.

New vaccine shipments arrive each week and will be noted in the dashboard upon their receipt, officials said.

Santa Clara County has also published other data dashboards on COVID-19 cases and deaths, demographics of those affected, cases and deaths by city, testing, hospitalizations and more.

For more vaccine-related information in Santa Clara County — including who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine and how to schedule appointments — read our vaccination guide with common questions and visit the county’s official COVID-19 vaccine website.

Contact Sheila Tran at [email protected]

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