But the other states have the same issue, right?See and this is where your misunderstanding of things comes in.
No there is not 1.3M doses sitting in some warehouse. If there is that many doses really unused they are sitting in hospitals and vaccination sites across the state. However that number "unused" has to have a BIG asterisk put next to it because its been reported, something I pointed out early this week, that California's reporting system is underreporting the number of doses left available.
In addition some counties are vaccinating faster than others such San Diego and San Francisco, while others like LA County has been slower. So that also has an effect on the numbers unused.
One other thing to note is that doses in the past haven't been redirected if they are unused. For example if a vaccination site such as Disneyland's had to close down for x reason any of those doses just sat there instead of going to another county such as LA County. This has been changing in recent weeks. And will change when Blue Shield takes over the entire state vaccination program here next week.