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Santa Clara, Alameda, and Fresno County Expand Vaccine Eligibility to 16 and Up

More California counties are opening up vaccines to younger adults, a week ahead of the state broadening eligibility to everyone 16 and up.

Still, California public health officials warned Thursday of decreases in supply because of a national reduction of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine in coming weeks.

Santa Clara County, Alameda County and Fresno County are the latest to open up vaccinations. Although younger residents in Santa Clara must book an appointment for April 15 or later. Alameda County has also now opened eligibility for people ages 16 and over who live in Alameda County. My Turn shows that people who also work in Alameda are eligible too.

People age 16 and up can get the Pfizer vaccine while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are for those 18 and older.

On Friday, Facebook announced that it would convert part of its Menlo Park headquarters in the Bay Area into a vaccination site and hoped to vaccinate as many as 10,000 people in coming weeks.

Vaccine supplies could shrink when eligibility expands next week.

—Associated Press

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