LA County residents 65 and older can get coronavirus vaccines starting Thursday

Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis on Monday, Jan. 18 delivered a rare executive order widening the county’s vaccine rollout.

As debate over the slower-than expected rollout heated up anew, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis on Monday, Jan. 18 ordered that coronavirus vaccines be made available to residents 65 years of age and older beginning Thursday, Jan. 21.

“The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been an enormous undertaking, especially during an unprecedented surge where cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to skyrocket,” said Solis in a statement that accompanied her executive order. “However, if we are to ever get out of this dark winter, it is critical that we make headway vaccinating people 65 years of age and older as soon as possible – in line with Governor Gavin Newsom’s recommendations.”

Details were not yet available for how seniors could sign up, but the order directed county health officials to provide additional information for eligible residents. In the meantime, officials urged residents to visit VaccinateLACounty.com to sign up for email alerts.

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