LA prepares to receive 84,000 vaccines next week

By Emily Jo Wharry Contributing Writer

LA County expects to receive its first 84,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine as early as next week. High-exposure health care workers will be prioritized, and two doses of the vaccine are required for it to be effective. Britain has also begun administering the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which was also recently approved by the Canadian government. — LAistUSA TODAY

Yesterday, California broke its record for highest number of deaths in a single day. South Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley are experiencing the sharpest increase of new cases in L.A. County. — L.A. TimesPatch

The number of L.A. health care workers testing positive for the virus has doubled over the last two weeks, totaling 1,745 — the highest number ever reported. — LAist

More than half of the children in L.A. County juvenile halls are currently quarantined for COVID-19 exposure. — WitnessLA

One L.A. city council member is questioning whether a ban on outdoor dining will reduce the virus’ transmission. — Spectrum News

A family in the South LA neighborhood of West Adams out for a walk while wearing face masks. Photo by Ande Richards.

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