Congressmen call for direct distribution of vaccines to Riverside County

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COVID-19 vaccination doses sit in a tray before the doses are given to any seniors 65-years-old or older at the Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore, Jan. 16. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Two Inland Empire congressmen on Monday jointly urged the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to approve Riverside County for direct allocations of coronavirus vaccines to bypass the current slow process of distribution. "Riverside County has received a disproportionately low allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations to date," said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Temecula. "I thank my friend, Rep. Ken Calvert, for working together to advocate for Riverside to be included in the federal HRSA program that will help our communities receive their fair share of vaccine doses.'' The Health Resources & Service Administration COVID-19 Vaccination Program involves federal officials shipping the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to local jurisdictions without interference from intermedi
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