KINGSBURG — When it comes to COVID vaccines for Kingsburg residents, the five members of the Kingsburg City Council aren't happy.
City Manager Alexander Henderson made a full report on the pandemic at the Feb. 17 council meeting. The discussion turned to the acquisition and distribution of the COVID vaccine, especially the home bound senior citizens in Kingsburg.
“What we are waiting on locally is state and county guidance on how we can manage things locally,” said Council member Michelle Roman.
Henderson said that Kingsburg has completed its application to the state to try to get a direct allocation of doses.
“Basically, I think there is a backlog of applications occurring right now and just a deficit of total doses that are available. We have not received any feedback or any go ahead to have anything locally,” she said.
But the city has submitted a game plan. The city is just waiting to get additional guidance from the city and county.
Henderson said that none of the locations in the city to administer the vaccine have been approved by the state.
Council member Brandon Pursell wants to ahead of the game by getting the information needed for those who need the vaccine.
Mayor Pro Tempore Vince Palomar has heard that Blue Shield and Kaiser might be handling the vaccines.
“They are attempting to partner with those networks because they already have a built-in network across the state,” said Henderson.