LA County residents 65 years and older are now eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccination
starting Wednesday, January 20th. For additional assistance, call 833-540-0473 between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm or visit http://VaccinateLACounty.com to schedule an appointment or call (833) 540-0473 for assistance between 8 AM and 8:30 PM.
*Supplies are limited
Due to high interest, the County's COVID-19 Vaccine webpage is experiencing high amounts of traffic that may cause delays and/or affect the ability to schedule an appointment.
The vaccine supply is still extremely limited, and Los Angeles County continues to urge patience as they work urgently with federal and state partners to expand capacity and supply in the weeks ahead.
To ensure that people at higher risk of transmission and illness are vaccinated first, Los Angeles County has established a tier system. In addition to those 65+, priority for current vaccination is going to frontline health care workers and residents and staff at skilled nursing and long-term care facilities.
This strategy works to protect our entire community by ensuring that our most vulnerable and most critical healthcare workers do not get sick.
The opening of appointment registration for a new tier today comes as the County opens five large capacity vaccination sites across the County. The five established sites, which were chosen for their regional accessibility and their ability to handle large capacities of people, are:
- Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
- The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
- California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
- L.A. County Office of Education, 12830 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
- Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355
These large-scale vaccination sites started operating Tuesday, January 19, and will be able to vaccinate approximately 4,000 people per day at each site, significantly increasing the number of people vaccinated. The large-scale vaccination sites will aim to vaccinate 500,000 Los Angeles County residents in a month.
Vaccinations are free, and available to all, regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage. For those who have insurance, coverage information may be requested as part of the appointment scheduling process.
In addition to the L.A. County operated sites, residents have other options for making an appointment for a vaccine. Currently, more than 75 pharmacies have registered to provide vaccinations, and the County will continue to add more as more vaccines are available. Vaccine allocations are also going to large healthcare provider organizations like Kaiser Permanente and Providence Health and Services. In addition, residents may call their healthcare provider, as well, who may direct them to a preferred location for the vaccine.
Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been shown to be safe and very effective in large studies that involved a diverse mix of people. These vaccines prevented 95% of cases of COVID-19 disease. While the vaccine stops people from getting sick, however, it is not yet clear if it stops them from spreading COVID-19 to other people. It is also not yet known how long they will be immune. So, everyone must still wear a face covering, physically distance, and not gather.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be free for everyone and will be offered to different groups in phases. It is likely to be available to the general public in Spring 2021.
Please talk to your doctor or sign up for email updates to find out when vaccine will be available to you.
As usually happens during a crises, misinformation is circulating about vaccines and scammers are at work trying to cheat people out of their money. See the resources on this page for more information.