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Most Californians Will Be Eligible For A Vaccine Next Week, But Supply And Access Issues Remain

GLIDE has recently started a vaccine site at 300 Ellis Street. It's one of the first sights in the Tenderloin.
GLIDE has recently started a vaccine site at 300 Ellis Street. It's one of the first sights in the Tenderloin.

In just over a week, all Californians over the age of 16 will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. It's important timing, because on Tuesday the state said they could drop most COVID restrictions in about two months. Still, it can be difficult to get an appointment, and concerns remain about reaching the most vulnerable residents.

"I was looking at the news today, man, people were lined up like they were going to ball game. I mean I don't even think people in the neighborhood might not even know they can come up here like they normally do like like they get a food bag or something. This is nothing. This is like no hassle or anything."
Yosef Lodkey received his first dose at GLIDE's clinic last week.

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Angela Johnston is the Senior Producer of Uncuffed and an editor in the KALW newsroom. She holds a Master’s degree in journalism and graduated from KALW’s Audio Academy program. She’s worked for KALW in numerous roles - from the deputy news director, to the health and environment reporter, and she's covered everything from lead poisoning to climate change. Her work has aired on KALW, KQED, Reveal, and The Pulse. She also freelances as a producer and editor for Cosmic Standard and AFAR Media. Outside of work, she loves to swim in the bay, surf small waves on her longboard, read, backpack, cook, and garden.
Ben joined KALW in 2004. As Executive News Editor and then News Director, he helped the news department win numerous regional and national awards for long- and short-form journalism. He also helped teach hundreds of audio producers, many of whom work with him at KALW, today.