LA's Already Bad Vaccine Backlog Could Get Worse In March
Vaccine supplies are already limited around Southern California, but they could soon become even more sparse.
That's because a lot more people are about to become eligible.
Starting March 1: L.A. county will open eligibility to more than one million essential workers, including teachers, school staff, child care workers, food and agriculture workers, and law enforcement personnel.
Starting March 15th: The state has directed providers to make shots available to anyone ages 16-64 with a qualifying underlying health condition, including cancer, Down syndrome and pregnancy.
These changes will further strain supply, said County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer:
"We’re going to have a difficult month probably in March, but I really do think the situation will change in April."