L.A. County to expand COVID-19 vaccine access to new sectors
UPDATED 8:02 AM PT – Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Los Angeles County health officials are moving to expand COVID-19 vaccine access to several sectors.
On Monday, local Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer announced employees working in three sectors will become eligible to get vaccinated. This includes the more than 1 million residents working in education, emergency services as well as food and agriculture.
“Therefore, it’s necessary to not only partner with employers and employee organizations, but it’s going to require coordination with trusted sources for these groups,” explained Dr. Ferrer. “Like the unions, workplace leaders, community leaders and community based organizations.”
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Residents in the newly designated tiers will be able to schedule appointments beginning March 1. Meanwhile, health officials are expected to reopen their six mass vaccination sites on Tuesday.