The state approved including those over 65 immediately.
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On Tuesday the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a new guideline Tuesday in which recommended immediate inclusion of people over 65 on the priority list to get the coronavirus vaccine, so the state of California moved quickly Tuesday to do so.
Despite having considered this group of people in the second phase of the state’s vaccination plan proposed earlier this week, California Governor Gavin Newsom said he was asking state health specialists to review the new guidelines for the CDC immediately to implement it in California as soon as possible.
And the confirmation came at noon on Wednesday, now making the measure official in the golden state, which has acquired about 2.5 million doses and had administered only 800,000, until last Monday.
CA is significantly increasing our efforts to get vaccines out.
This week, we launched mass vaccination sites across the state.
– Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) January 13, 2021
However, a southern county in the state did not wait for state confirmation and He assured the same Tuesday that he would follow the new directive from the specialist body in disease control, according to the director of the Orange County Health Department, who asked people to make an appointment to receive it
PRESS RELEASE: County Health Officer Opens COVID-19 Vaccine to #OC Residents Ages 65 and Older: Decision based on local data and supported by OC COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce. Read more: https://t.co/0uNK0WOKl2 | # OCCOVID19 #COVIDVaccine #COVIDVaccineFacts pic.twitter.com/VYnCi9hXf2
– OC Health Care Agency (@ochealth) January 13, 2021
This same week the state had announced that several emblematic places of the state such as the Dodger Stadium, Padres Stadium and CalExpo They would be mass vaccination centers to add a million more people vaccinated before Sunday this week.
NEW: CA will be opening mass vaccination sites this week including Dodgers Stadium, Padres Stadium, and CalExpo.
Our goal continues to be fast, equitable, and safe vaccinations statewide.
– Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) January 11, 2021
The West Coast State accumulates a total of 2,781,039 cases of the virus and 31,102 deaths.
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