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California Counties ‘Flying the Plane as We Build It’ in a Plodding Vaccine Rollout

USE OUR CONTENT It can be republished for free. In these first lumbering weeks of the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history, Dr. Julie Vaishampayan has had a battlefront view of a daunting logistical operation. Vaishampayan is the health officer in Stanislaus County, an almond-growing mecca in California’s Central Valley that has recorded about 40,000 cases of covid-19 and lost 700 people to the illness. Her charge is to see that potentially lifesaving covid shots make it into the arms of 550,000 residents. And like her dozens of counterparts across the state, she is improvising as she goes. From week to week, Vaishampayan has no idea ho...

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