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LA County Could See More 24-Hour COVID-19 Vaccine Sites

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A pharmacist at UCI Health Center preps COVID-19 vaccine. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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Some states like New York have had overnight COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics for months. L.A. County has a few, but the Board of Supervisors would like to see more.

On Tuesday, the board passed a motion calling on the public health department to figure out how much it would cost to operate the sites for extended hours, including overnight.

The idea is to expand access for essential workers — many of whom are Black or Latino and work at night or in the early morning hours, making it difficult for them to get vaccinated at many of the county’s sites, which often close in the early evening.

“We must ensure that all people in the County, regardless of race, creed, or immigration status, get vaccinated if we are to ever achieve a truly healthy County, and this means providing COVID-19 vaccines at hours when essential workers and others can get to the clinics,” Board Chair Hilda Solis said in a statement.

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The board directed staff to report back in three weeks on the feasibility of extended hours.

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