Many Angelenos are camping out on a sidewalk overnight to be first in a daily unofficial standby line for leftover COVID-19 vaccine doses. That’s raising equity questions at Kedren Community Health Center in the Historic South Central neighborhood of LA, where residents are predominantly Black and Latino, and the people in line are predominantly white and driving from more affluent neighborhoods.
COVID vaccine standby line in South LA and racial equity
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South LA COVID vaccine standby line sparks racial equity debate
Kedren Community Health Center primarily serves Black and Latino Angelenos who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. Right now, it’s a COVID-19 vaccine...
Difficulties vaccinating older Angelenos and the importance of community health clinics
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