Los Angeles officials are preparing for the next phase of a massive vaccine campaign that will test the region's capabilities. Most Angelenos aren't expected to get the vaccine until the spring or summer.

Among the stickiest of problems is how to ensure patients are given a second vaccine dose or "booster dose" meant to make the inoculation 95% effective and authenticate who has the vaccine.

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Los Angeles is seeing a renaissance in medical technology.

Earlier this month a venture capital firm headed by two former Amgen executives announced they raised $500 million to boost and incubate new life science and biotech companies across Los Angeles. And the firm, Westlake Village Biopartners, is working to develop a 30,000 square foot campus in Thousand Oaks.

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Born in Los Angeles County, where census data shows over half a million residents "speak English less than 'very well'," ConsejoSano wants to make access to life-saving health care bilingual.

The North Hollywood-based healthcare technology company provides outreach and appointment coordination for medical providers, facilities and patients in their language. It announced a $17 million Series B raise on Tuesday, led by San Francisco-based Magnetic Ventures.

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