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COVID cases are down, but so are vaccinations - News 11's Arlette Yousif reports

IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Imperial County has recovered from the slight spike in COVID cases in early April. However, COVID-19 vaccine appointments are down. Many are even missing their second dose of the two-part inoculation.

As COVID-19 vaccines rolled out approximately four months ago, supply was hard to come by and the public could hardly get though the scheduling system to get an appointment. The shoe is on the other foot now as COVID-19 vaccine supply is abundant while the demand is only trickling in anymore.

According to the Imperial County Public Health Department, the Pfizer vaccine is still moving at a reasonable rate. The Moderna vaccine is still being scheduled as well, but with less urgency.

Johnson and Johnson is once again deemed safe by the Center for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, as well as the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. As a result, the one and done option will be available to the public as early as Friday.

Tuesday on News 11's Early Edition, Arlette Yousif brings us details on re-opening government offices to the public.

Imperial County / Local Coronavirus / Top Stories / Vaccine
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Arlette Yousif

Arlette Yousif joined KYMA in November 2020 as a Multi Media Journalist. She holds a BA in Journalism with a minor in Film.

You can reach out to Arlette for at arlette.yousif@kecytv.com.

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