Sacramento, California 2021-01-13 15:07:35 –
Sacramento (CBS13) —California is pushing for more people to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
On Wednesday, public health officials announced that all Californians over the age of 65 were able to start vaccination.
“Distributing these vaccines to people facing serious consequences as quickly, efficiently and fairly is not a high priority,” said Governor Gavin Newsom in the release announcing the shift.
Breaking news: @CAPublicHealth Announced Now Available for All Californians Over 65 # COVID-19 (new coronavirus infection) (# If there is no character limit, add parentheses when it first appears It’s not just vaccines, first-stage healthcare professionals, etc.And @GavinNewsom Announcing a new opt-in notification tool. From next week, we will inform you when the vaccine will be applied. pic.twitter.com/cHaV076WTP
— Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) January 13, 2021
Healthcare workers and caregivers were the first group to receive the coronavirus vaccine. People in these groups who have not yet been vaccinated are still eligible, officials say.
In addition to moving to people over the age of 65, the governor has also announced a new opt-in notification tool. This allows people to know when they are eligible for vaccination.
Officials say the tool will be released next week.
Authorities are also busy finding and setting up sites for high-volume COVID-19 vaccination.
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It is unknown when the next group of people will be eligible for the vaccine. The group consists of individuals aged 50-64 and people aged 16-49 with underlying health.
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