CA Counties Spotlight Slow Vaccine Rollout at Long-Term Care Facilities in Letter to Governor

Residents in more than 17,000 California long-term care facilities were supposed to be among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine under the state’s distribution plan, but data from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), CVS and Walgreens show most assisted-living homes have not yet had a vaccination clinic, and about half still don’t even have a clinic scheduled, prompting fears that thousands more residents will die before vaccination efforts are complete.

In a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom’s office dated Jan. 18, a coalition of organizations representing California counties and county health officials laid out the hurdles they say they’re facing during the vaccine rollout, including

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