Sacramento County Public Health has run the drive-through vaccination site at Cal Expo since December. Starting the week of March 22, the County will begin transitioning the vaccination site to its partner, Curative, which also runs the large drive-through vaccination site at McClellan Park.
For the transition, the Cal Expo vaccination site will halt first dose scheduling through the County’s appointment system to finish the series of second doses. **Anyone who has already received a first dose at this location, will still receive their second dose on the scheduled day.**
During the transition, first doses will be shifted to the County’s other provider partners. By early to mid-April, Curative will begin scheduling first dose appointments at Cal Expo and the transition will be final on April 19.
With the current weekly vaccine supply that is expected, capacity at Cal Expo under Curative will be the same with 3,500 first doses and adding 3,500 second doses after about three weeks. When weekly supply increases, there will be capacity to expand the number of vaccinations at the site.
“Our partnership with Curative at the McClellan Park drive-through vaccination site has worked out well. The only difference the public will see at Cal Expo under Curative is a change to the registration site for a vaccination appointment,” said Sacramento County Health Officer, Dr. Olivia Kasirye.
The County is making this transition to Curative at Cal Expo to shift public health resources that will allow for the preparation of additional vaccination sites and operational needs in expectation of greater vaccine supply in the coming months.
The COVID-19 vaccine supply is still very limited. There are currently hundreds of thousands of people eligible for vaccination in Sacramento County and it is expected to take months to vaccinate all eligible individuals in Sacramento County. Those with health coverage are encouraged to first contact their health system for vaccination appointments.
Appointments are required for vaccination and are available on a first-come, first-served basis and vaccinations appointments fill quickly each week.
Current Eligible Groups
- Sacramento County residents aged 65 and older.
- Sacramento County residents aged 16 to 64 with certain health conditions
- Individuals employed in Sacramento County in the following sectors:
- Individuals who reside or work in a high-risk congregate residential setting, such as an incarceration/detention facility, homeless shelter, or behavioral health facility. This includes all people experiencing homelessness.
- Public transit workers, including airport and commercial airline workers (but not private airplanes)