People eligible for COVID-19 shots are running into all sorts of issues getting one in LA County

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People eligible for COVID-19 shots are running into all sorts of issues getting one in LA County.

For some of those without a car it may be virtually impossible right now.

There are a few vaccination sites that take walk-ups but even getting to them may be too difficult for some people.

Juliet Bennett Rylah, editor in chief of the site We Like L.A., doesn't have a car and she's not eligible for vaccination yet but she decided to figure out how she and other public transit users might go about getting a shot.

She says it would take her about an hour by bus to get the closest walk-up site and notes, in her experience, mask enforcement on public transit is virtually non-existent so there are risks involved.

"I can walk a long distance and I really want to be vaccinated. But I think, if you are someone who is on the fence about a vaccine, and you have all these hurdles in front of you or if you are someone who isn't comfortable taking an Uber or Lyft or doesn't have a friend to call or can't walk a long distance, it may prevent you from getting it as soon as you are able or at all," she says.

Officials say they're working on expanding options.

"People may look at these new super PODS that are vaccinating a lot of people and they may say 'That's not fair. That's not equitable. People who don't have a car can't take advantage of those' but it is actually important that we do that, " says USC virologist Paula Cannon.

She says in addition to prioritizing the most vulnerable, you have to try to vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible to protect everyone.