LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her read-in motion directing the Department of Public Health to provide a report back to the Board in 30 days that provides methodology for equitable distribution of 20 million plus doses of COVID-19 vaccine prioritizing the County’s COVID-19 testing sites, County-owned properties such as senior centers and libraries, as well as federally-qualified health clinics to serve as vaccine distribution sites:

“The data is clear: the COVID-19 pandemic has been most impactful to disadvantaged and underserved communities of color who are most often essential workers, most likely to live in dense housing conditions, and least likely to have access to healthcare,” said Supervisor Solis. “All of these factors has put residents living in these communities at greater risk of exposure and infection. To that end, it is critical that the Board prioritize an equitable distribution of a COVD-19 vaccine throughout the County similar to provision of testing sites and other resources provided during the pandemic.”

CONTACT: Kimberly Ortega, Acting Communications Director, (213) 361-6435 or KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov