Vaccine Short Even As Seniors Become Eligible

Severe limits in the supply of COVID-19 vaccine will restrict how many older residents of Los Angeles County get vaccinated in the coming days and weeks, public health officials said Tuesday.

Officials said residents ages 65 or older could begin scheduling appointments on Tuesday to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but slots were limited to about 50,000 this week, largely due to a shortage of doses.

The decision to open the vaccine eligibility list to seniors was made to accelerate access to a population that has been disproportionately affected by the virus. But it will take time to vaccinate all 1.3 million residents in the age group, officials said.

“We do not have enough of the COVID-19 vaccine for everyone,” said L.A. County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis. “That includes all those 65 and older, but we will get there. Patience.”

During a town hall Tuesday evening, public health officials further explained the limitations affecting the vaccine supply chain.

The officials do not anticipate a significant jump in the amount of COVID-19 vaccine the county receives in its weekly allotment in the near future, said Dr. Seira Kurian, director of the L.A. County Health Department’s Division of Medical Affairs. …

Click here to read the full article from the L.A. Times.

Comments

  1. Will public health officials commit to doing their job. What happened to the virtue signalling official that flew the coop from Placer to Yolo?

  2. We have to do everything possible to to interfere with this illegitimately elected regime

  3. Kathy Farmer says

    Personally, I do not care. I do not believe a vaccine can be made this quickly and do not trust it. I do not intend to get the vaccine ever.

  4. THE SENIORS CAN HAVE MY VACINNE..I AM NOT TAKING IT AND THERE IS NOT ONE PUSSY DEMOCRAT THAT HAS THE GUTS TO STAND IN MY FACE…PUSSYS

  5. When will doctors stand up and free themselves from the shackles of the American Medical Association, The Federal Drug Administration AND the National Institutes of Health. All of these entities are CORRUPT. No surprise. And they have been corrupt for decades!!!!!!!!!

    Medical doctors and pharmacists should stand up for what is good for their patients, not good for the CCP!

Speak Your Mind

*