Orange County residents age 65 and older are now able to receive their COVID-19 vaccination following a recommendation by the region’s vaccine task force.
The OC Health Care Agency recently expanded vaccinations to people age 75 and older, a phase that wasn’t slated to begin until February but was accelerated as a result of ICU statistics.
The newest expansion to include those age 65 and older is a further sign of the accelerated vaccine rollout, which started in mid-December in Orange County.
Next, vaccinations are expected to open up to jails; homeless shelters; commercial and residential real estate professions; and critical manufacturing.
The final phase includes most individuals with underlying conditions and government professions.
The county previously said it hopes to vaccinate 70% of the county’s population by early July.
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