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The Contra Costa Health Services Department announced this week that it will now vaccinate everyone at its clinics, regardless of whether they live or work in the county.

Anyone 16 or older can receive a vaccine in a Contra Costa County facility.

“We’ve always said that this virus doesn’t recognize borders. Now we can say that Contra Costa County no longer cares about borders when it comes to getting people vaccinated against COVID,” said Dr. Chris Farnitano, the county’s health officer. “To end the pandemic, we need to vaccinate as many people as possible — not just people from Contra Costa, but from all over.”

Contra Costa County Health officials noted that opening up vaccination to everyone won’t affect Contra Costa residents’ ability to get vaccinated themselves.

The move comes at a new point in the vaccine rollout in which supply is exceeding demand. In the past two weeks, open appointments at the county’s vaccine sites have begun to go unfilled.

Vaccine appointments can be made online by calling 833-829-2626. Walk-in clinics, which don't require appointments, are also available in Brentwood, Bay Point, Concord and Richmond.

The Brentwood Health Center, at 171 Sand Creek Road, Suite A, is open on Monday and Wednesday between 6 and 6:30 p.m.

Bay Point Family Health Center, at 215 Pacifica Ave, is open Monday through Friday between 3 and 3:30 p.m.

A third option, at 1034 Oak Grove Road in Concord, is open Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

For other available county walk-in clinic locations, visit https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/walk-in-vaccine.

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