California expanding vaccine access to everyone 16+ in April

American Medical Response LVN Sydney Howard administers a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to an individual at a drive-thru clinic at Diamond Stadium in Lake Elsinore. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
RIVERSIDE (CNS) - COVID-19 vaccines will be made available to everyone in the state aged 50 and older beginning April 1, then to everyone aged 16 and up on April 15, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday, saying vaccine supply is expected to quickly skyrocket. The state has been receiving roughly 1.8 million doses a week, but the state anticipates receiving 2.5 million weekly doses by early April, then more than 3 million per week by the end of that month. "With vaccine supply increasing and by expanding eligibility to more Californians, the light at the end of the tunnel continues to get brighter,'' Newsom said. COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has been slowly expanding in the state in recent weeks. Most recently, eligibility was extended to people aged 16 and over with serious underl
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