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Vaccine clinics open for one day before supply runs out
Turlock vaccine clinic
Stanislaus County residents line up along the walkways at Stanislaus State in Turlock on Thursday to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (KRISTINA HACKER/The Journal).

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Turlock opened Thursday and then had to close again Friday because of short supply.

The SCHSA had initially planned for vaccination clinics to open at Stanislaus State in Turlock and the Modesto Centre Plaza on Tuesday in an ongoing effort to increase vaccination rates. But after a few people reported allergic reactions after getting vaccinations from Moderna Lot 041L20A, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a pause while they conducted an investigation. Vaccines from the batch in question will not be distributed until the investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, and CDPH is complete.

Both clinics were given approval to re-open on Thursday and administer vaccines to those Stanislaus County residents who are prioritized under Phase 1A and individuals 65 years and older as prioritized by the California Department of Public Health.

The clinics each had the capacity to administer at least 2,000 doses of the vaccines per day. However, due to limited availability of vaccines, the clinics were only able to provide 1,000 doses at each site on Thursday. The sites had to close on Friday because the supply had been exhausted.

The clinics will be able to re-open on Monday.

Stanislaus County Public Health continues to plan for additional clinics in the cities of Oakdale and Patterson. The vaccination clinic in the City of Oakdale will be located at the Gladys Lemmons Senior Center. The vaccination clinic in the City of Patterson will be held at Creekside Middle School in collaboration with Patterson Unified School District.  Additionally, Stanislaus County has signed up over 20 providers, such as primary care providers and pharmacies, who will be able to provide vaccines to their clients and/or those identified under the current phase depending on vaccine availability.

As of Friday, Stanislaus County has recorded 43,644 positive COVID-19 cases and 782 deaths.