California Makes Vaccine Available to all Adults

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Starting April 15th, all California residents over the age of 16 will be able to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. This news comes after a few new developments were made in the handing out of vaccines in California. The biggest development, and the biggest factor in allowing more people to receive the vaccine, is of course, the growing vaccine supply. Currently, California has been receiving 1.8 million vaccines a week, but starting in April California is expected to receive 2.5 million doses the first two weeks of April, and then over 3 million doses the last two weeks of April. 

 

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    With this new rollout, there are still a few factors that need to be factored in. While the eligibility for the vaccine is expanding, a few groups such as high risk individuals and people in areas hit hardest by the disease are being targeted. California’s Covid-19 government website explains this in more detail, “Currently, the state is directing 40% of vaccine doses to the hardest-hit areas of the state based on the lowest quartile of the Public Health Alliance of Southern California’s Healthy Places Index (HPI). Our next goal is to reach 4 million vaccine doses administered to the hardest-hit communities in the state, which represents about 25 percent of eligible Californians. (CA Gov) 

 

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    As more people are eligible to receive the vaccine, knowing how to schedule a vaccine is also important. California’s Government website recommends that someone wanting to receive a vaccine should either schedule an appointment at myturn.ca.gov or to schedule an appointment with a local provider. They also note that if you are unsure if you are eligible for the vaccine you can check at myturn.ca.gov