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Californians aged 50-64 rush to get vaccine before expansion | COVID-19 Updates in Northern California

California is allowing all people 16 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine starting April 15.

OAKLAND, Calif. — ABC10 is following the latest coronavirus statistics and vaccine news for the Sacramento region and the state of California.

This blog will be updated throughout the day with the latest COVID-19 news. Click HERE to learn when and where you can sign-up to get the coronavirus vaccine near you.

Updates from March 26 can be found here.

Californians aged 50-64 rush to get vaccine before expansion

Before California throws open its coronavirus vaccine program to all adults on April 15, there will be a two-week window when millions of people between the ages of 50 and 64 can get their shot. 

This age group's rollout, which begins eligibility on April 1, has prompted an uptick in appointment requests. It has also raised concerns about whether two weeks is enough to get to everybody in this age group when there is uncertainty about supply levels and lingering questions about accessibility. 

Read the full story from the Associated Press.

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Latest COVID statistics in California

On Saturday, California announced a state total of 3,559,193 confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

California also reported 215 new deaths from COVID, bringing the total to 57,551 since the start of the pandemic. 

The state reported at least 16,775,843 vaccine doses had been administered to Californians.

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FEMA vaccination sites to close as California ramps up shots

The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to stop operating two mass vaccination sites in California next month, just days before the state makes everyone 16 and older eligible for a shot. 

The two sites in Oakland and Los Angeles opened in February for eight-week pilot programs to conclude April 11. 

The sites will give out the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the final two weeks to ensure people don't need to schedule a second appointment elsewhere. 

State and county officials say they would have liked the program to continue, but it was just a small part of the overall vaccine infrastructure.

Read the full story from the Associated Press.

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