California Expands Vaccine Eligibility to Millions More Residents Just as Supply Drops

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Tom Tapp on March 15, 2021.

Governor Gavin Newsom has been seeking to reassure Californians that, as more and more of them get vaccinated, there is a “bright light is at the end of the tunnel.”

But recently Marta Green, an official with the entity tapped to oversee the state’s third-party vaccine distribution administrator said, “It’s really challenging. When we look at the concrete information we have…that 3-week projection from the CDC, I hate to tell you this, it is entirely flat. There is not a single [additional] dose. Not one.”

It was a startling admission made during a live video presentation — archived here — from a little-known state entity called the Community Vaccine Advisory Committee. Green works for California Government Operations Agency, which is a state entity overseeing the Blue Shield roll out. Her assessment conforms with those from many sources around the state that there would be no great new wave of vaccinations in the near future. …

Deadline Hollywood 3/15

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