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Vaccination underway in Imperial County


People waited in long lines overnight - CBS 13's Alexandra Rangel has an update

UPDATE: 10:00 AM

BRAWLEY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Brawley residents got their first shot at getting a coronavirus vaccine Monday morning.

Pioneers Memorial Hospital had 300 doses for those 65 and older. The hospital staged a drive-thru style clinic at Gateway Church, which neighbors the hospital.

CBS 13's Alexandra Rangel said it seemed to be a smoother process than she witnessed earlier in the morning at the Imperial Valley Mall.

CBS 13's Alexandra Rangel checks in on the vaccination process in Brawley

Monday on 13 On Your Side, hear from some of those vaccinated in Brawley, and find out when more vaccines may be available.



EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Hundreds of Imperial County residents braved both long lines, and a cold night, in the hope of getting a coronavirus vaccine.

This morning, county health officials began vaccinating priority members of the community in their first inoculation clinic.

People began lining up for their shots Sunday evening outside the Imperial Valley Mall. CBS 13's Alexandra Rangel was there when the doors opened to admit the first patients.

Livestream Report: Inside the vaccine clinic at the Imperial Valley Mall

This is the first day of the Imperial County Public Health Department's (ICPHD) two-day clinic. Some participants say they're very unhappy with the process.

Monday on 13 On Your Side at 4, Alexandra Rangels speaks to them about their experience.

Also, look for more livestream reporting from Alex throughout the day here on

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Alexandra Rangel

Alexandra Rangel joined KSWT in March 2019 as a multimedia journalist.

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Lisa Sturgis

Lisa Sturgis recently returned to KYMA as its Digital Content Director, but she and her family have a long history in the Desert Southwest.


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