California’s New Goal: Vaccinate a Million People in 10 Days

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Getting the coronavirus vaccines into the arms of as many Californians as possible has become a race against time as COVID-19 cases continue to spiral upward and a more infectious variant of the virus takes root

Many questions remain unanswered about how the next — and much larger — wave of Californians will be vaccinated, even as doctors and other health providers in the first priority group are complaining to state officials that they still can’t get access to the vaccines.

At a vaccine community advisory committee meeting on Wednesday, state epidemiologist Dr. Erica Pan announced an ambitious immunization goal, acknowledging widespread criticism that the state has moved too slowly to vaccinate its first priority group of frontline health care workers and nursing home residents.

California now aims to immunize 1 million people within the next 10 days, Pan said. Officials are recruiting dentists and other health professionals to become vaccinators, and Gov. Gavin Newsom asked state lawmakers to approve $300 million to support the vaccination push. 

“We do need to move faster,” Pan said, “especially in the middle of this surge.” 

Nearly 530,400 doses of either the newly authorized Pfizer or Moderna vaccines had been given by the end of Wednesday, just over a quarter of the more than 2 million doses shipped to California hospitals and county health departments. …

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Comments

  1. Rottweiler says

    Pan, The father of big pharma can have mine. Loads of hospital workers or at least where I work don’t want to get the vaccine. Give it to old people, so that they can get visitors at their convalescent homes. These guys, the dirty Democrats are getting rich off of Trump’s administration. They could have never innovated a vaccine as quickly as he did now he will never get the recognition he deserves only from those who admire his work. The swamp is vast.

    • The Captive says

      iS ANYone checking the sky for Bill Gates and the possibility that he is praying covid 19 down from above to make sure many will catch it ? This would enable more dirty-dems to get even richer.
      Just another way to rid the planet of many conservatives.

    • TIME TO KICK SOME SOCIALIST NAZI DEMOCRAT ASS

  2. Jet Driver says

    Vaccinate 1,000,000 people in 10 days, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

  3. Newsom and the DUMB ASS NAZI DEMOCRATS CAN KISS MY ASS,,,NOT TAKING ANY VACCINES AND THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.. The state of California is ran by NAZI, CHINESE SOCIALIST AND ARE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BY CHINA,,,CIVIL WAR IS COMING AND BLOODSHED, THOSE ARE FACTS

  4. Chris Renner says

    California couldn’t teach 4 year olds to tie their shoes in five days.

  5. Walter B Windus says

    We should be using the Veterinary doctor people on a one day a week voluntary basis. Let’s get the shots into the arms as quickly as possible.

  6. Walter B Windus says

    We should be using the Veterinary doctors on a one day a week voluntary basis. They could go to the dispensing sites where the other medical professionals are currently giving shots. Let’s get the shots into the arms as quickly as possible.

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