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As Supply Struggles Hamper County’s COVID-19 Efforts, Just 3 Percent of Residents are Fully Vaccinated

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As Supply Struggles Hamper County’s COVID-19 Efforts, Just 3 Percent of Residents are Fully Vaccinated

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Less than three percent of Orange County residents have been fully inoculated with a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the most recently available regional health data. California Immunization Registry numbers, posted to Orange County Health Care Authority’s (HCA) COVID-19 dashboard, indicate 86,806 residents had been inoculated with both doses of the vaccine as of Feb. 1. The county’s total population is approximately 3.18 million. About 177,890 people, or nearly six percent of the overall population, have received their first injection since Orange County recorded its first inoculation last Dec. 16. It opened its first super point of distribution (POD) at Disneyland Jan. 13. Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett said although the HCA has the capacity to move faster, its efforts are being slowed by the state, which allocates the public health agency just 20 percent of the county’s overall doses. The remaining 80 percent are distributed among private healthcare facilities. “My grave concern at this point …

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