Here’s Who’s Eligible For A COVID-19 Vaccine In LA County Starting Today
Vaccine eligibility in California widens today, which means -- according to L.A. Public Health estimates -- five million people are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles County.
Among the most recent groups of Angelenos added to the eligibility list are:
- Anyone who is experiencing homelessness
- People who live or work in congregate settings, including incarceration or detention facilities, homeless shelters or encampments, domestic violence shelters, substance use disorder residential facilities, or developmental disability residential facilities
- People ages 16-to-64 with health conditions or disabilities that put them at higher risk of COVID-19, including those on this list
- People who work in public transit or the ground crew for commercial airlines
- People who work as janitors, custodians, or maintenance staff
An important thing to keep in mind: There won’t be enough vaccine immediately for the estimated five million Angelenos who are eligible. L.A. Public Health said they’re expecting to receive about 260,000 doses this week — which is 60,000 fewer than the county got last week.
If you are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, we walk through what you need to know.
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