RCMS Town Hall covers vaccines, finance, need for long term plan

Feb 19, 2021

February 19, 2021 — Redwood Coast Medical Services in Gualala has administered about 3000 doses of the covid-19 vaccine on the Mendonoma coast, about ⅔ of them to residents of Mendocino county and ⅓ to Sonoma county residents in its coverage area.

At a quarterly town hall meeting last night, RCMS CEO Ara Chakrabarti said the clinic had 500 doses of the Moderna vaccine from Sonoma county public health and the rest from Mendocino County Public health. About a thousand of the doses have gone to people seventy five and older, and the rest have gone to people who qualify because they are in eligible professions. About 1200 people have received their second doses. The numbers are rounded to the nearest hundred.

Chakrabarti reported on the various places where vaccines are being administered on the south coast through RCMS, the financial situation, big changes coming up in the vaccine rollout and why he thinks RCMS should come up with a long term strategic plan.