Pasadena is asking for more help from California on vaccine distribution process

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By KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO

The city of Pasadena, which has its own health department, is asking for more help from the state when it comes to the vaccine distribution process.

This as the city looks to turn its biggest venue into a "vaccine super-site."

"My request of the Governor is more vaccine for residents of Pasadena but also offering to have the Rose Bowl to serve as a mass vaccination site because it's such a well-known facility one and two, the Rose Bowl is well practiced, if you will, in hosting large events, directing traffic," says Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo, who's written a letter to the governor.

He tells KNX 1070 News the Rose Bowl also makes sense because it's close to a lot of  individual medical providers who could help with the distribution.

Gordo says he thinks the state needs to provide more resources, like the National Guard, to help get more shots to more people.

Pasadena has began to vaccinate residents who are 75 years of age and older.