Starting today, those who work in food and agriculture, education and childcare, emergency and first responders will be eligible to be vaccinated from the coronavirus in Los Angeles County.
Those include teachers, police and food workers.
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Here's what you need to show to get a shot: proof you live or work in LA County; proof that you work in the eligible sector and a photo ID that does not need to be government issued; one document can cover more than one criterion. Examples include a badge with a photo, payment stub with name, professional license, or copy of shift work schedule with your name for food and ag.
Info on available appointments for these sectors will be announced on http://VaccinateLACounty.com
Residents who are 65 and older and the others in Phase 1A will still continue to be eligible.
"As Public Health prepares to open up eligibility for the vaccine to three additional sectors starting on March 1 - education and childcare, food and agriculture, and first responders and law enforcement – the County is working with partners to address challenges in vaccinating the more than 1.8 million workers that will be eligible for vaccine," wrote LA County Public Health in a press release.
California has surpassed 50,000 dead including many from LA County.
Beginning March 15, people ages 16 to 64 who are at high risk for serious illness from COVID-19 will be eligible.