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By Alyssa Erdley
Observer Staff 

Vaccine Eligibilty Expanded to People over 50 Starting April 1 in California; All Adults Starting April 15

 

March 31, 2021

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In New York, adults over 50 years old were able to get the vaccine on March 23

Public Health is happy to see eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine expanded by the State, starting April 1, for individuals age 50 and older, and starting April 15, for individuals age 16 and older. Public Health continues to be an advocate, partner and provider in the vaccine efforts, including vaccinating people who live in areas hard-hit by this pandemic. The County hopes the expansion of eligibility carries with it increased doses of vaccine coming into L.A. County. L.A. County vaccination sites continue to operate below their capacity and have the ability to vaccinate around twice the number of residents each week than our current allocation allows.

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While many finagle ways to get the vaccine, others remain unconvinced it is safe.

This means people between the ages of 50 and 64 only have 2 weeks to try to get the vaccine before it's open season for all adults. Seniors 65 and older have had since January to take advantage of their near-exclusive access to the vaccine, over two months.

 

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