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Los Angeles County Officials May Look To Schools As Coronavirus Vaccination Sites

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) -- As pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced Monday that its coronavirus vaccine was "found to be more than 90% effective" in preventing COVID-19, L.A. County schools says it will consider utilizing schools as vaccine centers.

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will address the consideration at Tuesday's meeting.

Supervisor Janice Hahn brought up concerns about the feasibility of such a plan, and that it will be a "huge undertaking" for L.A. County once a vaccine is approved and available.

Hahn recently met with Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner, who expressed a willingness to coordinate the distribution of vaccines together.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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