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California COVID Vaccine Update: All Californians 50 & Older Are Now Eligible

Novavax vaccine and COVID-19 vaccination record card.
Marco Verch
Novavax vaccine and COVID-19 vaccination record card.

On this edition of Your Call, we're getting an update on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in California. All Californians ages 50 and older are eligible to get the vaccine as of today, April 1. Eligibility will be expanded to all Californians ages 16 and older starting April 15.

According to the state’s vaccine dashboard, more than 18 million vaccine doses have been administered statewide. Around 30 percent of Californians have now received at least one dose. What questions do you have?


Anna Maria Barry-Jester, senior correspondent for Kaiser Health News & California Healthline

Web Resources:

Find out if it’s your turn to get the vaccine / or call: 833-422-4255

California Vaccine Spotter

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Lea is a producer for Your Call on KALW Local Public Radio. She graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in 2018.
Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.