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Orange County makes push to vaccinate those with less access

Orange County Register, Feb. 15, 2021

February 15, 2021

Orange County makes push to vaccinate those with less access

“I think that the county now really recognizes that there are challenges. It’s not just ‘If you have vaccine, they will come,’” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of UC Irvine’s School of Public Health and a member of the county’s vaccine task force. “Equity is about making sure that everybody has the same access.” … Limited supply has been one of the toughest issues to navigate, because officials have to choose how to divide an in-demand resource, said UCI’s Boden-Albala. “Equity actually means putting emphasis on harder-hit areas and hard-to-reach populations,” she said.