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California Will Save 10% Of Its Vaccine Supply For Teachers, Starting March 1

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California will earmark 10% of its weekly vaccine supplies for teachers, school staff and childcare providers starting March 1, Governor Newsom announced today. The move is designed to jump start the process of reopening schools for in-person learning.

The governor says the state is able to do this becuase officilas know more doses are on the way and are better prepared to plan in advance moving forward:

"The reason we can do [this] more formally [now], even though we have allowed for it over the course of the last number of weeks, is ....[becuase of] more vaccinations that we know are now coming from the Biden administration."

Newsom says the state anticipates 1.4 million vaccines doses next week and 1.5 point-million doses the week after that.
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The governor didn't release any other plans about how the vaccines for educators would be administered...

L.A. County already announced plans to add teachers to the list of those eligible for vaccines starting March 1, along with workers in the child care, food and agriculture, and law enforcement sectors.

But more than 1.3 million people fall into those categories, and with supplies still limited, it could take weeks to get through them all.

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