California will begin distributing 40 percent of the vaccine to the most vulnerable neighborhoods in the state to vaccinate those most at risk from the coronavirus in the latest state rule update.
The focus of the new system lives in the ZIP Code, which is in the lowest quartile of the state’s Healthy Places Index, which measures economic and social opportunities. These areas are considered to be the most at risk based on indicators such as household income, education level and access to health care. Although race and ethnicity are not the obvious factors. But the zip codes also greatly overlap with neighborhoods inhabited by black, Latino, and higher Asian and Pacific Islander populations.