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California To Expand Vaccine Access To All By April 15

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Vivian Bossieux-Skinner
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Vaccine eligibility is about to open up across California.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday that the state is loosening some requirements.

 

To provide AltaMed and others the ability to use their discretion, effective today. Regardless of your age, regardless of your pre-existing condition. If someone comes in eligible under the existing rules but with a family member, we will accommodate the family member no questions asked. That flexibility is effective today as well.

 

Newsom also said the state will be opening up eligibility for vaccines to anyone over 50 starting on April 1st and anyone over 16 two weeks later. 

So just a few weeks.. there will be no rules no limitations as it relates to the ability to get a vaccine administered.

 

Right now, the state has been getting about 1.8 million doses per week. That number will climb to 3 million a week by the end of April. 

 

Currently, each county gets to decide when its residents are eligible to sign up for a shot, but with dose supplies increasing, Newsom says everyone will be eligible soon. That’s with the exception of kids under 16, who still are not approved by the FDA to get any COVID-19 vaccine until further trials are completed.