Everyone in California age 16 and up now eligible to book COVID-19 vaccine appointment


Everyone in California 16 and older can now book COVID-19 vaccine appointments on the state’s My Turn appointment system. The changes to the system went into effect Wednesday night.

In Southern California, residents of Orange and Ventura counties ages 16 and up became newly eligible to book vaccine appointments through My Turn. Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Imperial counties had already made everyone 16 and older eligible.

My Turn officials said the online system can handle up to 300,000 transactions per hour, and that they expect it to handle demand.

Officials released a new version of the My Turn website Wednesday night with the new eligibility and are in the process of adding language support for the first time in Arabic and Persian. People can also make appointments by phone at (833) 422-4255, with language support for more than 200 languages.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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