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California offers COVID-19 vaccines to people 65 and over

Man receiving a vaccination shot.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that California is allowing residents 65 and older to get coronavirus vaccines, effective immediately.

The move puts seniors in line along with emergency workers, teachers, childcare providers and food and agriculture workers even as counties complain they already don’t have enough doses to go around.

“There is no higher priority than efficiently and equitably distributing these vaccines as quickly as possible to those who face the gravest consequences,” Newsom said. “To those not yet eligible for vaccines, your turn is coming. We are doing everything we can to bring more vaccine into the state.”



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