The healthcare workers watching from afar as rich countries begin vaccine rollout

The 46-year-old emergency specialist manages intensive care units (ICUs) at the Cardiovascular Hospital in Soacha, a working-class suburb of Colombia’s capital Bogotá. Since the pandemic began, he says he has seen the number of healthcare workers under his watch dwindle, even as the hospital expands its ICU to confront a relentless second wave of cases.

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Residents get help in registering for COVID-19 vaccine | News



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Village of Los Lunas Fire Chief John Gabaldon, center, helps residents sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations. Gabaldon said his primary concern is people who only have landlines falling through the cracks if they can’t be reached for a vaccine appointment.



LOS LUNAS — Hours before the vaccine registration event began, people were lined up in the cold outside the Daniel Fernandez Recreation Center in

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List: With weekly doses expected to increase, here’s where RI cities and towns stand with the vaccine rollout

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island is looking into having some of the state’s pre-existing testing COVID-19 locations double as vaccination sites, 12 News has learned.

This announcement comes as the number of weekly doses the state receives increased Tuesday from 14,000 initial doses to 16,000.

“It’s very exciting and every little bit helps,” Dr. Philip Chan from the R.I. Department of Health said.

More weekly doses means more available

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Vaccine hunters working to get seniors vaccinated

A Montgomery group run by teachers, known as ‘Vaccine Hunters,’ is building momentum as they help elderly residents book vaccine appointments.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — “I’m so happy, thank you God!”

Araceli San Sebastian could not contain her excitement on Thursday morning. The 84-year-old woman and her 90-year-old husband Marcelino walked out of White Oak Community Recreation with a layer of protection and a big sigh of relief.

“I got

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White Dallas residents outpace Blacks, Hispanics in registering for COVID vaccine

arly efforts to boost registrations among Dallas’ Black and Hispanic communities have yet to produce more equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine, new data obtained by The Dallas Morning News shows.

Six out of every 10 city residents who have enrolled for the shot with the Dallas County health department through Jan. 24 were white, according to data obtained Thursday. That’s twice the rate of the city’s overall white population.

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Giving second COVID-19 vaccine shots may reduce supply for people seeking first dose

Officials across Southern California are opening more sites to administer coronavirus vaccine. But there are concerns that the shortage in vaccine doses could worsen before it gets better.

Authorities have said the biggest problem right now is getting enough vaccine to meet demand. At current rates, it could be June before Californians 65 and over are fully vaccinated. And full vaccination in places like L.A. County might not be possible

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Triumph and heartbreak as thousands line up, desperate for COVID-19 vaccine

Patricia Reber walked out of the vaccine clinic at L.A.’s Lincoln Park pumping her arms overhead like a champion. A friend told the 80-year-old she had waited four hours for a shot at Dodger Stadium, but Reber was in and out within 30 minutes.

“This was wonderful,” Reber said from beneath a Kobe Bryant face mask. “I think they’ve done the best they can with the lack of federal help.”

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What older L.A. County residents need to know about signing up for the COVID-19 vaccine

NORTHRIDGE, CA - JANUARY 14, 2021 - After receiving the vaccine against COVID-19 motorists wait in a staging area for 15 minutes to make sure there are no side effects from the shot on the first day at the large scale COVID-19 vaccine site at California State University Northridge in Northridge on January 19, 2021. Los Angeles County opened four other large-scale vaccine sites Tuesday -- at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the Pomona Fairplex, the L.A. County Office of Education in Downey and The Forum in Inglewood. The sites will eventually have the capability to vaccinate 4,000 people each on a daily basis -- depending on vaccine availability. Los Angeles County began scheduling COVID-19vaccination appointments for residents aged 65 and older today, advancing an effort that wasn't expected to start until February, but limited vaccine supplies and uncertainty about future allocations has left the inoculation effort shrouded in doubt. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said there are adequate vaccine supplies to get through this week's appointments -- about 50,000 of them at the public sites -- but the county has no idea how many more doses it'll be getting next week. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
After receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, motorists wait in a staging area for 15 minutes to make sure there are no side effects from the shot on the first day at the large-scale COVID-19 vaccine site at Cal State Northridge on Tuesday. (Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to Los Angeles County residents 65 and older has been marked by confusion and frustration.

On Tuesday, older residents

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Older Californians search for COVID-19 vaccine

Carol Wingate has some stern advice for officials from the federal government on down: Get your coronavirus vaccine act together, and do it fast.

The 77-year-old really wants to be inoculated.

“It’ll save my life,” she said Monday morning after strolling to a mailbox in the El Segundo sunshine.

But when asked how she planned to accomplish that feat, she shrugged. “I have no idea,” she said.

She’s tried to

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L.A. County opens 5 vaccine sites, plans to reach 20,000 people daily

The Forum in Inglewood, is one of five mass-vaccination sites opening Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in the county.
The Forum in Inglewood is one of five mass vaccination sites opening Tuesday in the county. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County opened five large-scale coronavirus vaccination sites Tuesday morning, with plans to inoculate 20,000 people daily.

The sites are at the Forum in Inglewood, Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Cal State Northridge, the Fairplex in Pomona and the L.A. County Office of Education’s Downey Education

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The ordeal facing older Californians searching for COVID-19 vaccine

Anaheim, CA - January 13: Orange County active Phase 1A (critical and healthcare workers) residents exit large tents at Orange County's first large-scale vaccination site after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the Toy Story parking lot at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Orange County supervisors and Orange County Health Care Agency Director Dr. Clayton Chau held a news conference discussing the county's first Super POD (point-of-dispensing) site for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The vaccinations are at Tier 1A for people who have reservations on a website. The site is able to handle 7,000 immunizations per day. Their goal is to immunize everyone in Orange County who chooses to do so by July 4th. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Healthcare workers and Phase 1A residents exit large tents at Disneyland, Orange County’s first large-scale COVID-19 vaccination site. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Carol Wingate has some stern advice for officials from the federal government on down: Get your coronavirus vaccine act together, and do it fast.

The 77-year-old really wants to be inoculated.

“It’ll save my life,” she said Monday morning after strolling to a mailbox in

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When can I get my COVID-19 vaccine in Southern California? The rollout is speeding up

Los Angeles, CA - January 15: Dr. Richard Dang, right, Assistant professor USC School of Pharmacy administers COVID-19 vaccine to Ashley Van Dyke as mass-vaccination of healthcare workers takes place at Dodger Stadium on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Dr. Richard Dang, right, administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Ashley Van Dyke as a mass-vaccination of healthcare workers takes place at Dodger Stadium on Friday in Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

After days of confusion, Los Angeles County officials on Monday offered some more clarity on when older people could get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last week that people 65 and older were eligible for vaccinations.

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Expanded COVID-19 vaccine rollout in US spawns a new set of problems

The rapid expansion of COVID-19 vaccinations to senior citizens across the U.S. has led to bottlenecks, system crashes and hard feelings in many states because of overwhelming demand for the shots.

Mississippi’s Health Department stopped taking new appointments the same day it began accepting them because of a “monumental surge” in requests. People had to wait hours to book vaccinations through a state website or a toll-free number Tuesday and

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Florida Vaccine Rollout Turns Into a Free-for-All

People queue for COVID-19 vaccinations at a sports complex in Fort Myers, Fla., Dec. 29, 2020. (Octavio Jones/The New York Times)
People queue for COVID-19 vaccinations at a sports complex in Fort Myers, Fla., Dec. 29, 2020. (Octavio Jones/The New York Times)

MIAMI — Linda Kleindienst Bruns registered for a coronavirus vaccine in late December, on the first day the health department in Tallahassee, Florida, opened for applications for people her age. Despite being 72, with her immune system suppressed by medication that keeps her breast cancer in remission, she spent

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‘It Became Sort of Lawless’: Florida Vaccine Rollout Turns Into a Free-for-All

MIAMI — Linda Kleindienst Bruns registered for a coronavirus vaccine in late December, on the first day the health department in Tallahassee, Fla., opened for applications for people her age. Despite being 72, with her immune system suppressed by medication that keeps her breast cancer in remission, she spent days waiting to hear back about an appointment.

“It’s so disorganized,” she said. “I was hoping the system would be set

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How Fair Park in South Dallas was chosen as mega site for COVID-19 vaccine

The plan to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to as many as 2,000 people a day at Fair Park next week began with a text message.

Dallas City Council member Paula Blackmon said she was watching the Netflix show Bridgerton around 8 p.m. Monday when Justin Henry, president of the Dallas ISD board of trustees, wished her a happy New Year and asked a question.

“Who selects these locations?” the text

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L.A. officials allowed dozens without medical credentials to get COVID-19 vaccine early

LOS ANGELES-CA-JANUARY 5, 2021: People line up at a checkpoint to be vaccinated at W. 79th Street and S. Mariposa Avenue in South Los Angeles on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Los Angeles Fire Department officials turned people away who are not health care workers with the proper documentation and appointment. (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
At a checkpoint for a vaccination site in South L.A. on Tuesday, officers from the Los Angeles Fire Department turned away those who did not have an appointment and documentation of a job in the healthcare industry. (Christina House/Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County’s vaccine distribution effort hit a rocky patch this week, as officials administering Moderna shots at pop-up sites allowed some people who are not healthcare workers to

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Here’s how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine in Florida

In the final days of 2020, people in Florida 65 and older began receiving their first shots of the coronavirus vaccine, but when and where those doses became available have varied from county to county.

As of Dec. 28, Florida was vaccinating only three priority groups: Health care workers, long-term care facility staff and residents and people 65 or older. The health care group includes EMTs and paramedics as well

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The Latest: Doctor Has Concern About Vaccine Availability | Business News

WASHINGTON — The founder of the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium says she has concerns about the availability of potential coronavirus vaccines.

Dr. Ala Stanford said Wednesday that “everyone who needs a test cannot get a test. So, I do have concerns about the vaccine availability.”

She says it is important that vaccines are received by people “going to work every day in contact with the public, bringing it home to

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The Latest: Poll: 50% of Americans Ready for Vaccine Shot | Business News

WASHINGTON — A new poll find only about half of Americans are ready to roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 vaccines even as states prepare to begin months of vaccinations.

The survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows about a quarter of U.S. adults aren’t sure if they want to get vaccinated when their turn comes. Roughly another quarter say they won’t.

The Food and Drug

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