Shasta County COVID vaccinations now prioritizing agricultural workers
SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. — With the ongoing, now more than year-long COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis continuing, Shasta County is reminding area residents that vaccinations for the novel coronavirus are continuing and have provided a number of resources and links to help facilitate the vaccination process.
Saying her offices have been inundated with many questions from her constituents regarding how they can get the COVID vaccine,1st District Assemblywoman Megan Dahle (R-Bieber) reached out to Shasta County News Source (SCNS) to help explain the vaccination process and how each county has a slightly different way of going about the vaccination’s distribution.
LEADING THE SCNS HEADLINES:
For Shasta County residents, more information can be found at the vaccination page at Shasta Ready. Here you can find your eligibility group, as well as check the list of clinics offering vaccinations.
Residents who already went through a Shasta County Mass Vaccination clinic for their first dose can find where and when to receive your second dose here.
Those interested can also sign up for “Tell me when it’s my turn”. This does not make an appointment for you but will get you on the waiting list, so public health officials can alert you when you are eligible to make an appointment.
Mayers Memorial Hospital continues to take forms for the COVID vaccine and is currently ready to move into the agricultural priority tier, but continues to provide vaccinations for those in previous phases and tiers, as well.
If you are:
- Over 65 years of Age
- IHSS worker
- Law Enforcement
- Emergency Services
- Medical Dental Provider staff
- Child Care
- Anyone else in Phase 1A or Tier 1 on Phase 1B can schedule your vaccine right now.
If you are an agriculture worker – it is now your turn to be scheduled, with agricultural workers prioritized in the following order:
- Field-Nursery or Slaughterhouse Worker
- Animal Agriculture
- Veterinarian staff
- Lumbermill worker
- Agri-Chemical Worker
- Other (Transport, etc.)
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Trevor Montgomery, 49, moved in 2017 to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source (RCNS) and Shasta County News Source (SCNS).
Additionally, he writes or has written for several other news organizations; including Riverside County-based newspapers Valley News, Valley Chronicle, Anza Valley Outlook, and Hemet & San Jacinto Chronicle; the Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County; and Mountain Echo in Shasta County. He is also a regular contributor to Thin Blue Line TV and Law Enforcement News Network and has had his stories featured on news stations throughout the Southern California and North State regions.
Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)
During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.
Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.
Trevor has been married for more than 30 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 18 grandchildren.