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Essential Workers In LA County Will Be Able To Make Vaccine Appointments As Soon As This Weekend

A woman receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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Starting Monday March 1, L.A. County is expanding access to the COVID-19 vaccine to more essential workers, including those that work in education, childcare, food and agriculture, and emergency services.

Dr. Paul Simon, the chief science officer for LA County's Department of Public Health, says this phase will take a while, considering that there are over a million people that'll qualify:

"It will take considerable time to vaccinate these groups, unless vaccine supply significantly increase. We urge the public's patience as we work through this process as swiftly as possible."

If you work in one of these sectors, you'll still need to make an appointment.

You'll also have to bring a photo ID, along with proof that you live or work in L.A. County –- that documentation can include a work badge or pay stub with a valid address.

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County-run sites are expected to open appointments specifically for members of each of these groups starting this weekend.

You can find more info on vaccine eligibility, plus current phases/tiers/timelines/FAQ's here.


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