Important Information for Seniors Wanting to Receive COVID19 Vaccines - Free for People 65+



Vaccine Appointment System Is Now OPEN For LA County Residents 65 Years and Older

The COVID-19 vaccine appointment system is now OPEN for LA County residents 65 years and older. In addition, LA County is prioritizing frontline healthcare workers as well as residents and staff at skilled nursing and long-term care facilities.


If you are not an LA County resident over the age of 65 you can still register to be notified when the vaccine is available for you. MyTurn.ca.gov is where you can schedule vaccination appointments and find out when you are eligible to get the vaccine.


VACCINE APPOINTMENTS:


You can make an appointment in two ways:

  1. Visit the LA County Department of Health website

  2. If you do have not access to the internet, call (833) 540-0473 from 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Make sure to provide:

  1. Proof of your age (e.g., driver's license or Medi-Care card)

  2. Proof of LA County residency (e.g., driver's license or utility bill)

Please visit the LA County Department of Health website for a full list of acceptable documents as well as availability. Spots are limited.


VACCINATION SITES:


Recently, LA County opened 5 large capacity vaccination sites:

  • 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, or 500,000 Los Angeles County residents in a month.


In addition to the LA County-operated sites, there are more than 75 pharmacies that have registered to provide vaccinations, including many in our 53rd Assembly District. Vaccine allocations are also going to large healthcare provider organizations like Kaiser Permanente and Providence Health and Services. You may call your healthcare provider, who may refer you to a preferred location.


COST OF VACCINES:


Vaccinations are free and available to all regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage. If you do have insurance, coverage information may be requested as part of the appointment scheduling process.


TYPES OF VACCINES:


LA County and registered pharmacies provide either the Pfizer or the Moderna vaccine. Both have been approved for their safety and efficacy. Please check the LA County Department of Health website to see which location provides which vaccine.


Sincerely,





MIGUEL SANTIAGO

Assemblymember, 53rd District

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