Administration Updated Legislature & the Public on New Rollout Plans
SACRAMENTO – At a joint oversight hearing February 10, 2021 of the Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee and the Assembly Emergency Management Committee, legislators questioned the Administration on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy. During the hearing, the Administration shared details on their shorterm and longterm plans for a successful and equitable rollout of the vaccine in California. Additionally, there was an update on vaccine distribution data, the MyTurn Appointment system and supply estimates for the upcoming months.
“Today’s hearing provided some much-needed clarity on the Administration’s plan for a swift, safe and equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to all 58 counties,” said Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach). “More than 5 million Californians have been vaccinated, which is more than the population of most states. Vaccinating Californians quickly is paramount to getting our communities back to classrooms and back to business.”
“The task of vaccinating a State as diverse as California is an enormous responsibility and Californians deserve an equitable, accurate, and safe vaccination plan,” said Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona). “Residents in communities like mine are worried about getting equal access, many of whom are frontline medical personnel, teachers, and essential workers who have been working nonstop for months. Today we heard from local and state health officials on rolling out the vaccine across all 58 counties and their plans to ensure no resident is left behind. I look forward to more conversations with the Administration as additional vaccines arrive in our State in the coming weeks.”
The full hearing can be viewed on the Assembly website.