A volunteer receives an injection for a potential vaccine against COVID-19 in South Africa. Felix Dlangamandla/Beeld/Gallo Images via Getty Images

California created a program so Black and Latino residents could use access codes to get a vaccine.

Affluent LA residents were able to access them and also get vaccinated, the LA Times reported.

The codes were meant to help bridge the vaccine access gap in the state.

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Wealthy residents in Los Angeles who are not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine are misusing vaccine appointment access codes meant to help people living in Black and Latino communities disproportionately hit by the pandemic, the Los Angeles

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