COVID vaccine timeline in LA

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A health worker prepares a COVID-19 vaccine shot at Disneyland, which recently became a vaccination site. January 13, 2021. Photo byLaura Kondourajian /KCRW.

In LA County right now, COVID-19 is killing one person every eight minutes. California Governor Gavin Newsom said earlier this week the state has vaccinated fewer than 800,000 people, even as millions of shots sit ready in freezers. 

Newsom announced today that California would be following the new CDC recommendations to prioritize anyone age 65 and up.

KCRW looks at delays in distributing vaccines, efforts to speed up the process, and the latest changes to who gets the shots next.

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Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel