As the process of distributing the vaccine for COVID-19 to millions of residents has begun, health officials say the county is still in the midst of a dangerous uprising, and we are monitoring the case numbers of LA neighbors.
Early doses of the vaccine must be prescribed to health workers and staff and residents of long-term care facilities. The county expects to receive approximately 83,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine early next week, after which the allocation will be distributed to nine intensive cold storage sites and delivered to 83 intensive care hospitals.
Following hospital guidelines developed in consultation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those hospitals will prioritize quantitative management. Vaccines will be distributed to long-term care staff and residents through a federal agreement with CVS and Walkreens.
Simon said the county expects to receive about 250,000 doses next week after initial delivery, followed by a further 150,000 weeks, with deliveries of up to 250,000 doses per week in the new year.
We have created a map of cases in the neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Search the table below for the latest corona virus case number near you.
The city news service contributed to this report.