- A woman who said she was a Disney employee in her early 30s said in a Facebook post that she received a vaccine from a California hospital with the help of family links, the Orange County Register reported over the weekend.
- “Several doses have been administered to health care workers from outside the front lines so that the valuable vaccine is not eliminated,” the hospital said in a statement to Insider.
- Healthcare workers and residents of long-term care facilities were the first to receive coronavirus vaccines, such as Recommended By the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee.
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A woman in her early 30s, who said she worked for Disney, said she received a coronavirus vaccine from a hospital in California, according to a local report, as the state grapples. Significant increase in cases.
In a Facebook post, the woman said she received a vaccine from Redlands Community Hospital in Southern California with the help of Family Links, Orange County’s record over the weekend. The record did not name the woman and she said she deleted the Facebook post.
The hospital said in a statement to Insider that “there are several doses remaining” after vaccinations are given to frontline employees. “Because the reconstituted Pfizer vaccine must be used within hours or discarded, several doses have been given to health care workers from outside the front lines so that the valuable vaccine is not eliminated,” she added.
a Advisory Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention she has Recommended that Health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities Be the first to receive coronavirus vaccines, while people over the age of 75 and primary frontline workers should be the next group.
But these are just recommendations. Countries decide who is next in line for vaccines. Florida and Texas are vaccinating people over 65 with younger primary workers on the front lines, breaking with the CDC’s recommendation. Eileen Woodward of Business Insider reported on Monday. a Kaiser Family Foundation Report Published earlier this month, it said seven states had fallen short of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for the first phase of vaccinations.
Meanwhile, at least 30,000 new cases have been reported daily in California since mid-December. According to the COVID Tracking Project. Hospitals are running out of space Set up tents To receive more patients.
The state has recorded more than two million cases of coronavirus and more than 24,000 deaths, According to data from Johns Hopkins University.