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State expands vaccination eligibility to 16 and over

Public Health is happy to see eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine expanded by the State, starting April 1, for individuals age 50 and older, and starting April 15, for individuals age 16 and older. Public Health continues to be an advocate, partner and provider in the vaccine efforts, including vaccinating people who live in areas hard-hit by this pandemic.  The County hopes the expansion of eligibility carries with it increased doses of vaccine coming into L.A. County.   L.A. County vaccination sites continue to operate below their capacity and have the ability to vaccinate around twice the number of residents each week than our current allocation allows.

On Thursday, Public Health confirmed 66 new deaths and 608 new cases of COVID-19. 

A year ago today, there were 13 total COVID-19 deaths reported in Los Angeles County. In a year’s time, more than 23,000 L.A. County residents passed away from COVID-19.  COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in L.A. County.

Los Angeles County has surpassed a devastating milestone losing more than 23,000 people to COVID-19. To date, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) identified 1,216,250 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 23,020 deaths.  

Currently, COVID-19 vaccine supply remains limited in L.A. County.  Visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com 

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