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Imperial County to receive the most vaccines ever

EL CENTRO, Calif.(KYMA, KECY) - Imperial County is expecting to receive the highest number of COVID-vaccines ever.

They are receiving 8,500 doses. Of those 3,500 are Pfizer, 2,600 are Moderna, and 2,400 are Johnson and Johnson.

The vaccines will be distributed to over 20 local providers. 

All providers will also be able to vaccinate people in the first 3 tiers of the first phase of vaccinations.

“Over 8,500 is something our valley desperately needs and it will put us back on track,” said Tony Rouhotas, Imperial County CEO.

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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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