Officials in Pasadena, California have canceled a COVID-19 vaccine clinic after hundreds of ineligible media and Hollywood workers went ahead and signed up for appointments.
The elderly residents and local workers in the area were jumped over by 900 appointments as media workers who didn’t yet qualify for the vaccination left a measly 600 slots available for those who are actually eligible to receive the vaccine, according to information from the Pasadena Public Health Department.
Yeah, all those elites in Hollywood and in the mainstream media? They don’t actually care about the normal people like they pretend to on social media. That’s all an act, folks.
The clinic was designated for people over the age of 65 and workers who live or work in Pasadena, city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.
“Hundreds signed up within the first hour,” Derderian told the Los Angeles Times. “It was like rapid fire.”
Derderian confirmed most of the appointments were booked by workers for production companies, streaming services, and news outlets.
An email was sent to eligible vaccine candidates in the days before the slated appointment day of Thursday, she added, but noted many recipients of the email might have ignored a message telling recipients not to forward it to ineligible vaccine candidates.
The email reportedly included a dark red warning label, saying, “Vaccine supply is limited. Before registering, please check to see if you are eligible to sign up.”
California has limited vaccines to people 65 and older and to essential workers in food and agriculture, education, child care, healthcare, and emergency services.
The city has decided to reschedule the clinic instead of trying to reach out to 900 ineligible people, though no new date has been set as of this writing.