LA’s Rich Somehow Got COVID Vaccines Meant for Minority Communities

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LA’s Rich Somehow Got COVID Vaccines Meant for Minority Communities

A man gets his first dose of the Moderna vaccine from Connie Castro, a Los Angeles Unified School District nurse, as LAUSD's first vaccination site opened at the Roybal Learning Center, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, in Los Angeles. More than 2,000 community organizations have contacted the state about participating in the program, California Office of Emergency Services (OES) spokesperson Brian Ferguson told the Times. AdvertisementBut after those codes became available last week, wealthier people in Los Angeles began getting the codes via group chats and messages, the Times reported. AdvertisementThe Los Angeles situation shows how the well-documented problems with vaccine signups persist. After Massachusetts expanded its COVID-19 eligibility last week, the state’s vaccine appointment locator website crashed for more than two hours, according to Boston.com.

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