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A Tale of Two Counties: As LA Struggles With Vaccine Rollout, Orange County Makes ‘Great Strides’

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A Tale of Two Counties: As LA Struggles With Vaccine Rollout, Orange County Makes ‘Great Strides’

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As Orange County prepares to open its next super vaccination site, its neighboring county to the north is struggling to keep pace with inoculations due to “extremely limited” supply. As it began expanding vaccinations to residents 65 and older, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) said Jan. 20 demand for the vaccine greatly exceeded the county’s inventory. The region has nearly 1.4 million residents aged 65 and older, and upward of 800,000 eligible healthcare workers, meaning the number of vaccines necessary to inoculated all qualified patients—with each needing two doses—would top 4 million. Since Los Angeles County received its first doses last Dec. 14, it has received just 853,650 vials. “While there is great interest in the COVID-19 vaccine, and for good reason, the vaccine supply is still extremely limited, and we want to urge everyone to have patience as we work urgently with our federal …

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