California’s Vaccine Rollout

As COVID cases fall in California as well the rest of the country, officials and health workers look to vaccinate as much of the population as possible to avoid another infection rise. Currently, over ten million coronavirus vaccine doses have been administered, with around three million doses of the second shot being given out. The people being allowed to attain vaccines at the state’s present phase, phase 1B, are healthcare workers, long-term care residents, seniors, workers in high sectors, and others who fall under the spectrum. Starting March 15th, vaccines will become available to those with disabilities, high risk of infection, and more. Nationally, over eighty million vaccine doses have already been given with experts hoping to get the virus under control in the near future. California’s governor Gavin Newsom made several statements on the vaccine rollout stating, “With more vaccines online and administered, California is now in a position to take steps toward ending this pandemic by keeping our guard up and by vaccinating those Californians most at risk and most exposed. Vaccinating our most impacted communities, across our state, is the right thing to do and the fastest way to end this pandemic.” California, as well as others, look to set an example for the rest of the country of a quick, fair, and secure rollout of vaccines.