UPDATED 6:50 PM PT – Thursday, March 25, 2021
California is preparing to expand its COVID-19 vaccine availability to all residents 16 years of age and older. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) announced the upcoming changes to the state’s distribution plans on Thursday.
Starting April 1, residents 50 years old and over will be able to get the vaccine. Californians 16 years old and over will be eligible the following week, on April 15.
CA has distributed 16 million vaccines.
And now, we’re opening up eligibility.
Starting April 1st: those 50 and older will be eligible to get a vaccine.
Starting April 15th: those 16 and older can get a vaccine. pic.twitter.com/Ilq7o9H3sw
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 25, 2021
“Our ability to do more has always been constrained by supply, manufactured supply,” Newsom stated. “We have confidence, now, of the manufactured supply becoming available sooner than we had anticipated.”
The governor said California will be able to administer 4 million doses a week by the end of April.