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A pharmacist administering a COVID-19 vaccine in Santa Rosa, Calif., Wednesday. California Gov. Gavin Newsom aims to get 1 million doses of the vaccines administered before the end of the week. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that residents 65 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. He aims to administer an additional 1 million doses by the end of the week, a California Dept. of Public Health statement said.

As of Wednesday, California had administered about 890,000 of their 3.43 million doses of the vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The state has set up mass-immunization sites in sports stadiums and fairgrounds to expedite distribution. Additionally, 36,000 dentists

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