With health officials voicing concerns about the steep drop in Los Angeles County vaccination rates, all residents of L.A. are expected to receive a hand notification. Held on Monday afternoon to remind them to have a picture.
The message was sent shortly after 4 p.m. as an emergency alert across the city.LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a tweet that it would release information on how to get the coronavirus vaccine free of charge.
An email was also sent with information warning people that the city is distributing images to all L.A. County residents aged 16 and over regardless of immigration status, without requiring health insurance.
For the week ending April 30th, 24% fewer vaccines were distributed in LA County compared to the previous week, “and this is not because we don’t have a supply,” County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a blog post. Monday news briefing
“Right now, our efforts remain focused on making it as easy as possible for everyone aged 16+ to get the vaccine,” she said.
There are more than 700 sites that distribute free vaccines throughout the county and several locations offer images without appointment, including those operating in eight districts. Visit Vacinatelacounty.com. To find a location near you
Currently, approximately 37% of LA County residents are fully vaccinated and 65% of people 65 and older are fully vaccinated.
In response to those who are still reluctant to shoot, Ferrer said the vaccine provided effective protection while the threat of the contagious strain remained.
“Our ability to treat a small number of patients and the low number of hospitalizations and deaths is due to the increased number of people receiving the vaccine,” she said, adding: ” Hardly anyone ”who has been fully vaccinated is infected or Being hospitalized with coronavirus
Higher vaccination rates also help prevent outbreaks in nursing homes and schools, officials said.
“We sincerely hope that as teenagers who play sports get more vaccines, we will see fewer epidemics in school and youth sports, and that will result in fewer cases in our community, school and family,” said Ferrer. say
But while those under the age of 16 are not eligible for any vaccine in the United States, masking and social aloofness must be maintained at school to prevent the spread of the virus.
“When children are in the home or near others outside the home, they should wear a mask,” Ferrer said. “There will be a time in the not too distant future when many of our children will be eligible for the vaccine. And at that time they will be able to safely disclose both in open spaces and indoors. ”
Ferrer also recommends that adults who are fully vaccinated should wear a mask around the child, even if they don’t need to, to exemplify good behavior.
“Protecting children from infection and complications, especially those not eligible for vaccination, is still very important as we move into the months ahead,” she said.
Five children in LA County died from COVID-19 infection, one child younger than 5, and four were aged between 12 and 17.Two of the children died from complications of MIS-C, which is A rare inflammatory syndrome that can develop after coronavirus infection
The drop in vaccination rates comes as LA County hopes to advance the yellow level of the state’s new opening plan this week, allowing no-food bars to reopen indoors and to capacity. Higher in other places
Last week, the health agency said LA County was on track to step into the yellow level, the least restrictive under the state system, as soon as possible on Wednesday the metric suspension was imposed.
On Monday, Ferrer said the county will not receive updates from the state on its progress until around noon Tuesday – but she hopes the county will continue to do so on Wednesday.
If so, LA County will issue a new public health worker order on Wednesday with local rules for reopening under yellow-level rules that take effect Thursday.
On Monday, the county reported additional deaths for the second day in a row. But these numbers reflect reporting delays over the weekend. However, the average number of deaths reported each day has fallen 80 percent since last month, Ferrer said.
“We hope that deaths will remain very low in the coming weeks,” she said.
The average number of new cases reported each day is around 306, down 27 percent since last month. On Monday, 255 new cases of the virus were reported.
In addition to LA County, there will be follow-ups to advance to the yellow level next week, including San Francisco, Marin and Trinity County in Northern California. They are ready to take on the Alpine, Lassen, Mendocino and Sierra regions, where, as of Monday, are the only four at the least restrictive level.
Under state plans, gyms, cinemas, amusement parks, sports games and other live events, museums, zoos and aquariums can all be empowered.
As well as saunas and steam rooms, non-dining bars can be reopened in the building, with capacity limits.
And while the state initially said theme parks and live performance venues could only allow admission in the state, recommendations now say out-of-state visitors can join if they get an injection. Complete vaccine
Some locations can also be empowered if all participants are fully vaccinated or tested for the coronavirus negative. In addition, the facility is only allowed to create the vaccination portion. But still need to cover the face
But LA County health officials say those who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear a mask unless they are in a congested environment, echoing recommendations from the Centers for Control and United States Disease Prevention