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"Homebound Residents Over 65 are Struggling to get Vaccinated"

KCBS-TV interviewed Dr. Vickie Mays, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, about whether using neighborhood clinics would be the best strategy to get vaccines to medically fragile and elderly residents currently being cared for in their homes

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Thursday, February 18, 2021
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KCBS-TV interviewed Dr. Vickie Mays, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, about whether using neighborhood clinics would be the best strategy to get vaccines to medically fragile and elderly residents currently being cared for in their homes.

California has now given out more than eight million COVID vaccines, but those who qualify to receive a shot but are homebound say they have been left behind.

“I have multiple sclerosis. I am wheelchair-bound,” said Gary Degalla. Degalla lives alone in Upland. He has caregivers who come in, but otherwise, he is homebound.

“And here I sit, and I can’t leave the house,” he said. Not even for a COVID vaccine. Degalla’s home caregivers have not been able to get him one.

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