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Vaccine Eligibility Opens To All Adults This Month Amid Concern Over COVID-19 Cases & Variants Rising

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A woman receives a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing what we're learning about COVID vaccine efficacy rates, transmission among vaccinated people, how long immunity may last, and concerns about a new surge of variants.

Later in the show, we'll take your questions about getting vaccinated. According to California’s vaccine dashboard, more than 21 million vaccine doses have been administered. Starting April 15, all Californians over 16 will be eligible to get vaccinated. This week, President Biden also moved up his deadline for states to make every American adult eligible by April 19. Roughly 64 million people in the US are now fully vaccinated. What questions do you have?

Guests:

Dr. Monica Gandhi, Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at UCSF / San Francisco General Hospital

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

Web Resources:

Sign up to get notified when a vaccine is available / or call: 833-422-4255

California Vaccine Spotter

State Expands Vaccine Eligibility to All Individuals 16+ on April 15

NPR: Making Sense Of The CDC's Seemingly Conflicting Travel Guidelines

The New York Times, Apoorva Mandavilli: Can Vaccinated People Spread the Coronavirus?

Reuters, Kate Kellend: A third of COVID survivors suffer neurological or mental disorders

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 Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.