Leading with Equity: Vaccination Efforts Across the First District
For over a year and a half, the coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered the lives of residents across LA County. Over 1.2 million residents have tested positive, and tragically over 24,000 have lost their lives. Businesses have been upended, schools and places of worship had to close, and stark disparities that have long existed within the County were exposed.
To meet this unprecedented challenge, Supervisor Solis has made equity the guiding principle for the County’s COVID-19 response. Early in the pandemic, that meant protecting essential workers, setting up testing sites in hard-hit communities, and providing personal protective equipment to those most at risk.
And this year, with three highly effective vaccines available to slow the spread and save lives, the Supervisor has worked tirelessly to lower barriers and increase access for all residents, regardless of where they live. This map provides a timeline for vaccination rates in the First District and shows vaccine clinics and mobile units that were set up at the Supervisor’s direction in partnership with community-based organizations and health providers. Through these coordinated efforts, disparities in vaccination rates have narrowed across the First District. In light of this success, the Supervisor remains committed to eliminating barriers to vaccines to ensure that every resident who wants a vaccine can get one, so we can one day put this pandemic behind us once and for all.