The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has begun in Los Angeles County. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved three vaccines: Moderna (two doses), Pfizer (two doses), and Johnson & Johnson (one dose). All three vaccines have shown to be safe and effective at preventing COVID-19 disease, including severe illness and death.
Update: As of Saturday, April 24, 2021, Los Angeles County has resumed the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after the federal government approving it's use.
The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone, regardless of their immigration status. Below is a list of those currently eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in the City of Los Angeles:
- All residents age 12 and older
- Healthcare Workers, including Community Health Workers and Volunteers
- Staff and Residents at Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Staff and Residents at Long-Term Care Facilities
- Education and Childcare Workers, including Teachers, Support Staff, Independent Schools, Junior Colleges, and Colleges and Universities
- Emergency Services Workers, including Local and Federal Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, National Security Personnel, Corrections Officers, Legal Counsel, and Prosecution
When receiving your COVID-19 vaccine, please bring the following required documents: photo ID (it does not have to be government issued), proof that you live or work in Los Angeles County, and proof that you are in an eligible group. One document can serve multiple purposes (i.e. a drivers license).
- Food and Agriculture Workers, including Food Service, Food Manufacturing, Grocery Store Workers, Animal Agriculture, Veterinarians, and Food Transportation
As of May 10, 2021, all COVID-19 vaccine sites run by the City of Los Angeles are no longer requiring an appointment. To register ahead of time, please click here. To find a city-run vaccine site or other sites near you, please click here or use the interactive map below. Click on a site to see the site's hours and to schedule and appointment. Additionally, you can visit vaccines.gov and enter your zip code or text your zip code to 438-829 to find vaccine sites near you.
If you need help scheduling an appointment, please contact my office at (213) 481-1425. For more updates on the COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles, please click here.
Please see below for additional COVID-19 vaccine resources from the Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities (CEAL):