Ensuring an Equitable, Effective, and Safe Distribution of the COVID-19 Vaccine

To help to protect the health and well-being of Los Angeles County residents and visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) is working to slow the spread of the infection by collecting data, performing contact tracing, and providing resources to those disproportionately affected by the virus. The next step in addressing the pandemic will be the procurement and distribution of a safe and effective vaccine, and DPH is planning now for the largest scale-up of vaccine distribution in its history.

To support this work, DPH is partnering with FUSE Executive Fellow Tracey Veal to develop a strategic plan for equitable and efficient distribution and uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine across all communities. An important focus is ensuring that the distribution strategy addresses race, ethnicity, and economic disparities among L.A. County residents with regard to the impact of COVID-19. Through this project, DPH will be better able to prevent new infections, reduce morbidity and mortality due to COVID-19, and protect the health and well-being of residents and visitors.