California lags far behind the rest of U.S. in COVID vaccinations. What went wrong

And a public health expert said he’s afraid so many people will get their initial vaccination that there won’t be enough vaccine available for the all-important second doses — which must be administered within three to four weeks of the first dose, depending on the brand. “Righting the ship by pushing out everything we’ve got is an unforced error,” said Andrew Noymer, an infectious disease and public health expert at UC Irvine. “The second dose won’t arrive on time.”