COVID-19 vaccines available for residents at least age 65, transit workers, janitors in Alameda County

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According to a press release by the city of Berkeley, COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has been expanded for certain eligible residents of Berkeley and Alameda County. This includes those who are 65 years or older, public transit workers, janitors, emergency service workers and food and agriculture workers. (Photo by Lisa Ferdinando/DoD under CC BY 2.0)

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Vaccination appointments are now available for certain Berkeley and Alameda County residents from March 30 to April 3.

According to a city of Berkeley press release, eligible residents include those who are at least 65 years old or have an underlying health condition as designated by the state. This group also includes public transit workers, janitors, emergency service workers and food and agriculture workers.

The press release adds that those who are eligible based on their occupation must provide proof of employment via a recent pay stub, a letter from their employer or an employee ID badge with a photo or accompanying photo ID.

Residents who fall into one or more of those categories can schedule an appointment at Berkeley Public Health’s mass vaccination site at 1 Buchanan St. through Curative, Inc., the press release states.

After receiving their vaccines, residents can book their second dose with the help of onsite Curative staff. The press release also asks those in need of scheduling assistance to call Curative at 888-702-9042.

Those unable to book an appointment at this time can also do so through myturn.ca.gov, CVS, Rite-Aid and Walgreens pharmacies.

Check back for updates.

Veronica Roseborough is a deputy news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @v_roseborough.