State Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility to Residents Ages 16 and Older

On Thursday, California expanded its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents ages 16 and older. The eligibility expansion comes as nearly half of all residents ages 16 and older in the state have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including nearly three-fourths of residents ages 65 and older.

Recall, the state expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to residents ages 50 and older beginning April 1. Over 24 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the state to date, with 4.9 million doses administered among residents in the lowest Healthy Places Index quartile. Residents are able to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment by visiting MyTurn.ca.gov.

Additional information from the Governor’s Office is available here.