Across Santa Clara County, healthcare providers have received 40,605 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 54,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine.
Since mid-December, there has been a push by the county to vaccinate residents in high-risk categories, along with medical first responders.
Meanwhile, more vaccine doses are on the way, and expected to arrive next week.
Already, thousands of medical first responders and healthcare workers have been vaccinated in the county over the last two weeks.
“Frontline medical responders provide crucial emergency assistance to those in need, and in turn face potential exposure to COVID-19 every day,” said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Officer for the County of Santa Clara, in a recent press release from the county. “This is a critical population that is both at-risk and essential to the health of the community.”
On New Year’s Eve, Santa Clara County’s COVID dashboard logged 2,507 new cases and 36 new deaths.
With the ongoing surge in new cases, the county noted in their release that “…hospital staff are stretched thin, working overtime, and weary as they provide complex care to critically ill patients. This surge of COVID-19 patients hampers the medical system’s ability to best accommodate other incoming patients, whether for stroke, heart attack, traffic accident, or other emergency need.”
Hospital ICU capacity in the county is currently at 8%.