Wealthy Southern California patients seeking coronavirus vaccine

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Some wealthy Southern California A-listers are trying to jump to the front of the line in an effort to get the coronavirus vaccine, with some attempting to leverage their power and influence while others are offering five-figure donations to hospitals to gain access.
Some wealthy Southern California A-listers are trying to jump to the front of the line in an effort to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Some attempting to leverage their power and influence and others are offering five-figure donations to hospitals to gain access.

Health care workers and nursing home residents are slated to receive the vaccine first. They will be followed by essential workers and people over 75. Doctors at medical practices that cater to exclusive clientele told Fox News that some of their patients are inquiring how they can be prioritized as doses remain limited.

Dr. David Nazarian, of My Concierge MD Exclusive Health in Beverly Hills, said his office is fielding multiple calls each day about the availability of the vaccine but said he will follow pubic health guidelines to determine who is considered a priority.

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"We've had patients offer to pay large amounts of money ... make donations to charities or hospital institutions," he said. "My job is to follow the ethics and make sure that the people who are supposed to get the vaccine first ...…
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