COVID Vaccine Appointments Up For Grabs? Blame Scheduling, Not Lack Of Demand

first_img More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Dr. Barbara Ferrer LA County Director of Public Health. Courtesy LA County Dept of Public HealthCOVID-19 vaccination appointments — often a hot commodity in Los Angeles County — appeared widely available Wednesday, but the county’s public health director said it was likely the result of scheduling issues, not a sign of dwindling demand.Barbara Ferrer also said that even if there is a sudden wide availability of appointments, it doesn’t mean the county should immediately expand eligibility to everyone aged 16 and over, which is scheduled to occur April 15.“There’s 5.5 million people in (currently) eligible groups, and all of them have not received their first dose,” Ferrer said. “… We only opened for people 50 and older a few days ago, so we’re going to continue to make sure there’s good access.”Officials at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services announced Wednesday morning that there were immediate appointments available for vaccines at the federally operated site at Cal State Los Angeles. Appointments were also readily available at many Los Angeles city-operated sites, and county Supervisor Janice Hahn took to Twitter to say there were slots waiting at a vaccination center in San Pedro.The county Department of Public Health even announced online the availability of vaccination appointments for Thursday at its county-operated vaccine sites, particularly the large-scale site at Six Flags Magic Mountain.But Ferrer noted that appointment slots often open in waves, since sites can’t list available appointments until they are assured of their supply of doses.“One of the dilemmas here is that we’re still struggling to be able to actually release appointments ahead of time, and many of us really are still only able to release appointments a couple days in advance of when … people can go and get vaccinated,” she said. “We’re really trying to work hard to get a smoother forecast moving forward.”Often when people go online and find a wealth of available slots, “it’s because somebody just opened up a host of appointments,” Ferrer said.She said health officials monitor activity at the various vaccination sites, and if appointments aren’t filled, capacity is increased at other sites with higher demand. She said the county is “looking into what might explain why at some sites we have more availability this week,” but she said vaccine doses are not going unused. She noted that the county generally administers about 95% of the doses it receives within seven days.“The goal here is always, and we’ve been great about this … (to) get vaccine into people’s arms within a seven-day period, and we are never carrying over a vaccine one week to the next,” she said. “And we’ve always met that goal.”She said she did not foresee a reversal of that trend this week, despite a sudden surge in appointment availability.“Until we start seeing a problem this week with actually filling appointments for the rest of the week, I would say we’re on a pretty good path to making sure those doses are actually administered,” she said. 16 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Subscribe Community News COVID Vaccine Appointments Up For Grabs? Blame Scheduling, Not Lack Of Demand CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 6:10 pm CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Herbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *last_img read more

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Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 64-51 loss at Miami

first_img Published on January 2, 2016 at 4:38 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ MIAMI — Syracuse (10-5, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) lost to No. 13 Miami (12-1, 1-0), 64-51, at the Bank United Center on Saturday. Here are three quick reactions from the Orange loss, in which Syracuse fell to 0-2 in conference play for the first time in 17 years.That’s defensiveMiami has the seventh most efficient offense in the country, per KenPom, but struggled to score mightily in the first half to Syracuse. The Hurricanes were held without a field goal for an 11:38 stretch, was 0-for-11 from 3 and made just five shots before the intermission.The offensive frustration climaxed on the last play of the first half when Tonye Jekiri missed a layup while taking contact. Angel Rodriguez’s rebound didn’t leave him with enough time to cut into the Syracuse lead, which had just been extended by a Malachi Ricahrdson layup.The script totally flipped in the second half. An eight-point SU halftime lead turned into a 13-point loss. Syracuse fell apart in a similar fashion as it did against Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Down the stretch, the Orange committed three straight fouls. The two possessions after ended with Syracuse misses in which fouls were committed on the rebound.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen Trevor Cooney caught the ball in the backcourt for an over-and-back violation, he slammed the ball three times on the hardwood. Syracuse again stayed in the game, but gave it away late on the back of 18 turnovers.King Mali In games that Syracuse has lost this season, Richardson has shot just 2-of-27 from behind the arc. On Saturday, it was his offense that kept Syracuse alive. He scored a career-high 20 points and shot 5-of-6 from 3.He hit two big 3s in the first half that both came off of offensive rebounds. In the second half, with Syracuse down by five and in the midst of a comeback, he pulled up from a couple feet behind the 3-point line and drilled his fifth 3-pointer of the game.With the score tied, he got to the hole and was fouled and the Orange fans in attendance gave him a standing ovation heading back to the bench.His strong offense didn’t make up for the 2-of-16 performance from 3 that Syracuse shot without him.Silent GMichael Gbinije played easily his worst game of the season on Saturday. He shot 3-of-14, including 0-of-7 from the 3. He committed a career-high eight turnovers and was shut down all game.He had one highlight dunk in the first half to spur a 15-0 Orange run. But coming out of a timeout with Syracuse up 3, he air balled a 3-point attempt.When he gave the ball up to Ja’Quan Newton with four minutes left in the game, he flailed his arms in frustration as another player had to foul Newton to prevent a runaway layup. On the next possession, Richardson gave the ball away, and Gbinije committed an and-one foul on the other end of the court.Miami’s Angel Rodriguez hounded him defensively and his inability to lead the comeback put Syracuse 0-2 in the ACC. Commentslast_img read more

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