California will begin offering COVID vaccine to residents age 65 and older

California health experts said it’s imperative that the state improve its distribution. “We’re just failing to get the doses out,” said Andrew Noymer, an infectious disease expert at UC Irvine. But he also cautioned that California has to make sure there’s enough vaccine available for people to get their second doses. Those who get the Pfizer vaccine are supposed to get their second shots about three weeks later, while those who get the Moderna version are supposed to get their followup within four weeks.