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

Glide Vaccine Site_Johnston Vaccine Q and A
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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Ben was hired as Interim Executive Director of KALW in November, 2021.