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Hit hard by the pandemic, one California county looks to vaccinate its most vulnerable

Jun 16, 2021   |   MedCity News

In the early days of the pandemic, Dr. Tien Vo and his staff struggled to keep pace with Covid-19 as it tore through the surrounding community. 

Often overshadowed by its larger, more affluent neighbors to the west —  San Diego and Orange Counties — Imperial County had few testing and vaccination resources early on.

Vo, a doctor with two clinics in El Centro and Calexico, a small border city in California, was one of the few providers of Covid-19 tests in those early critical months. It wasn’t until May of last year, after the state identified Imperial County as a “testing desert,” that it opened a site in the region. Read more…


Elise Reuter

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