By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Starting Monday, Los Angeles County will expand access to the coronavirus vaccine to more essential workers.

The move will mean that the vaccine will be available to hundreds of thousands of county residents who will be able to make an appointment to get the much-needed shot in the arm.

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On a Saturday, morning coffee shop Cara Vana in North Hollywood has a steady stream of customers sometimes out the door. In a struggling economy, it’s a welcome sight.

“I can honestly say it’s a lot better I’m thankful for that,” said Kim Lopez of Cara Vana. “But it’s is scary because you never know who walks through that door if they’re sick they’re supposed to be out.”

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The vaccine starting Monday will be available to individuals who fall with Phase 1B, which includes educators, emergency service workers, and food and agriculture workers. Such places the county on par with neighboring counties already offering the vaccine to those specific sectors.

The county has sites dedicated to certain groups. Proof will be required by individuals seeking the vaccine to show that they work within the eligible sector. Such will require identification of one’s name with photo ID and the employer’s name as well. Other information can be found here related to the proof of eligibility requirements.

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On Saturday, Los Angeles County reported 1,730 new cases of COVID-19 and 94 additional deaths.