VaxFacts from the Mayor – March 11, 2021

Every day, there are more signs of progress in our battle against COVID-19.

We’re administering more vaccines across Los Angeles, including through mobile clinics in L.A.’s hardest-hit areas. This week, the City began deploying the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine alongside the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines –– and vaccination appointments are still open at City-run sites.

At the same time, more people are becoming eligible for vaccination. Today, the County opened up vaccinations to many janitorial and custodial workers and public transit workers –– and next Monday, March 15th, people with certain disabilities and underlying conditions will become eligible too.

All of this is happening against the backdrop of an improved public health outlook nationwide, with the CDC and L.A. County Department of Public Health issuing new, clear guidelines for what fully-vaccinated people should and shouldn’t do to keep everyone safe.

Still, we can’t take our foot off the gas. This isn’t the time to be returning to high-risk activities. This new public health guidance is a sign of how important it is to get vaccinated as soon as you’re eligible –– and a reminder of the power of these vaccines to end the pandemic.

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Here are the facts you need to know:

  • ELIGIBLE NOW: Today, L.A. County opened vaccinations to janitorial and custodial workers and public transit workers. Vaccinations remain open for those who were already eligible: teachers and workers in education and childcare, food and agriculture, and emergency services on the eligibility list, residents 65 and older, healthcare workers, certain essential frontline workers, and residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities.

  • UP NEXT: On Monday, March 15th, vaccinations will open to residents between 16 and 64 years old who have certain disabilities or severe underlying medical conditionsSign up to be automatically notified when you become eligible for the vaccine. You can also check what phase you'll be in.

  • ‘MOVE’ VACCINE EQUITY PROGRAM: Our MOVE initiative is deploying mobile vaccination clinics to the most vulnerable parts of Los Angeles. We’ve partnered with trusted community organizations to administer over 18,266 shots –– about 92 percent of which have gone to people of color.

  • EXPRESS LANE: An express lane at Dodger Stadium is serving customers of Access Services, the agency that provides transportation to Angelenos with disabilities. Access riders can book their appointment (pending availability) as well as a round-trip ride to Dodger Stadium by calling (626) 532-1616.

  • BY THE NUMBERS: The City of Los Angeles has administered 545,415 vaccine doses at our City-run vaccination sites and mobile clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and fire stations. Since last Monday, our centers have provided 67,761 life-saving vaccinations despite supply and weather challenges.

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  • UP NEXT: On Monday, March 15th, vaccinations will open to residents between 16 and 64 years old who have certain disabilities or severe underlying medical conditionsSign up to be automatically notified when you become eligible for the vaccine. You can also check what phase you'll be in.
  • ‘MOVE’ VACCINE EQUITY PROGRAM: Our MOVE initiative is deploying mobile vaccination clinics to the most vulnerable parts of Los Angeles. We’ve partnered with trusted community organizations to administer over 18,266 shots –– about 92 percent of which have gone to people of color.

  • EXPRESS LANE: An express lane at Dodger Stadium is serving customers of Access Services, the agency that provides transportation to Angelenos with disabilities. Access riders can book their appointment (pending availability) as well as a round-trip ride to Dodger Stadium by calling (626) 532-1616.

  • BY THE NUMBERS: The City of Los Angeles has administered 545,415 vaccine doses at our City-run vaccination sites and mobile clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and fire stations. Since last Monday, our centers have provided 67,761 life-saving vaccinations despite supply and weather challenges.

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  • VACCINATION SITES: More than 500 locations are currently vaccinating people in L.A. County. As more doses become available in the coming months, more sites and providers will administer shots. When your turn arrives, you can make an appointment and bring your ID to the site. If you are 65 or older, have a disability, or do not have access to the internet and need assistance making your vaccination appointment, you can contact the County’s Call Center –– open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. –– at (833) 540-0473. You can also talk with your doctor about getting vaccinated.

  • NOTIFY LA: The City will occasionally send targeted text updates about new appointment availability to communities with high cases of COVID-19. To receive text updates, sign up for Notify LA.

  • STAY INFORMED: It can be challenging to keep up with ever-changing vaccine news. Get key information by signing up for email updates from the L.A. County Department of Public Health. Tell your friends and family to sign up for this VaxFacts newsletter or follow us at @MayorOfLA on Twitter. You can check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

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