Nevada County opens up 1st MyTurn vaccine appointments
Nevada County’s first COVID-19 vaccine appointments — available through MyTurn, an online system for eligibility notifications and appointment scheduling — went live Wednesday.
In what county officials described as a “small pilot” of the system, 11 appointments were made available Wednesday and all were filled “right away,” according to Nevada County Public Health Director Jill Blake.
She added that 13 appointments are expected to become available today as the system continues to be tested.
In a press release Wednesday, Public Health said, “We are releasing these few appointments to test the system and work out any glitches.”
Per the release, a larger availability is expected next week.
In an email Wednesday, Blake described the decision to first test the system, using vaccines from Public Health’s “small inventory of vaccine,” as “really great.”
“There have indeed been bugs to work out, and our team is working very closely with the MyTurn staff to remedy all that is not going smoothly today,” said Blake.
After piloting MyTurn in San Diego and Los Angeles counties, state officials announced last month that they were headed toward statewide implementation, although timing for each additional county to come aboard the system and offer appointments varies by local health department.
“At this time, MyTurn is opening up appointments to Phase 1A and 65+ only,” wrote Blake.
Once they have registered with MyTurn, Nevada County residents in those groups will receive a notification when appointments become available.
To be notified when eligible or schedule an appointment when these are available, register at https://myturn.ca.gov or call 1-833-422-4255.
Victoria Penate is a staff writer for The Union. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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