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Imperial County will start vaccinating chronically ill


News 11's Gianella Ghiglino looks at what's being done to protect the move vulnerable from coronavirus

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - Starting on March 15th, Valley healthcare providers will be able to use their clinical judgment to vaccinate anyone deemed to be at a very high risk to contract coronavirus.

Eligible ages will range from 16 to 64. This is the first phase allowing minors to get vaccinated.

People with cancer and chronic pulmonary disease, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses will be eligible for the vaccine.

Those who are at high risk are encouraged to speak to their local healthcare provider.

Coming up on Nightside at 10 p.m. (MST), News 11's Gianella Ghiglino explains what other vaccine rollouts can be expected for the upcoming weeks.

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Gianella Ghiglino

Peruvian-born and LA raised Gianella Ghiglino joins the team from the San Fernando valley. “LA is the place that taught me how to breath and Peru is my breath.” She says she was inspired by the community she grew up in and began documenting her experience through poetry at the age of 7. “I wrote about everything I saw, felt and everything that inspired me.” When she entered High School she joined her school news station and realized that broadcast journalism allowed her to pursue her passion and her purpose all at once. Gianella attended Cal State Northridge and received a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish Broadcast Journalism, and Political Science. She did several internships while in College but most notably interned for PBS’s local LA station for three years. “My purpose is to share my story and of those in my community, my passion is writing.”


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