COVID-19 VACCINE REGISTRATION OPEN FOR LA COUNTY RESIDENTS AGED 65 AND OLDER

Los Angeles County residents who are 65 years old and older can now register for COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

Residents in this high-priority age group should visit VaccinateLACounty.com to schedule their appointments, which will begin Wednesday, January 20th. Residents who don’t have computer access may call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for assistance with reservations. If you want us to contact them to schedule an appointment to get COVID-19 vaccines, we can do that. Contact our front desk and ask to schedule an appointment with one of our Advocates. Videophone (VP) 323-892-2225 or by e-mail at info@gladinc.org.

The vaccine supply is still extremely limited, and Los Angeles County continues to urge patience as we work urgently with our 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. You can decide what best for you to one of five sites you feel comfortable and the numbers of people.

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
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.

This is important information! You do not only receive one vaccine shot, YOU GET TWO! Why? Because the first shot starts building protection in your body system. Your body will recognize and accept new COVID-19 vaccination developing in your body system. The first shot can fight against the COVID-19 virus in your body system. The second shot will give the most protection against the COVID-19 in your system. Understand that the vaccine DOES NOT CURE COVID-19! The vaccine helps build full protection. If you get sick with COVID-19 but it will be less severe.

Two different names – one of the vaccines is named Pfizer and the second vaccination is named Moderna. If you get the Pfizer vaccine and you will get the second shot after 21 days. For Moderna you get the second shot 28 days after the first. If you want more information about the vaccination? You should contact your primary physician to discuss about COVID-19 vaccines. Why? Everyone is different! Everyone has various medial issues. Consulting with your physician!

California COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker – California is dividing vaccine distribution into phases. The top priority is health care workers and nursing home residents. From there, the state will move through phases based on health risk and risk of exposures.

See all color columns in the video for full information.

We have 4 different color level (red, orange, yellow, and green).

Red Column – currently underway phase 1A is for health care workers and resident workers who work for residents at nursing facilities and long-term homes. They will get vaccines right now.

Orange Column this month January phase 1B within Tier 1: people who are 65 years old and older, work in education, childcare, grocery worker, and agriculture.

Tier 2: Transportation such as two or more people shared vehicle like Uber, Taxi, ambulance, etc. Logistics, manufacturing, working at the jail or prison, you interact with the inmates, and working at the homeless center you interact with the homeless people. All that you will get vaccine this month.

Yellow Column in Spring – in focus to the people 50 and older, people 16 – 64 with health condition, waste management. (see all in the video)

Vaccinations are free, and available to all individuals who are 65+ and older regardless of immigration status. Permit travel or permit work or none. For those who have health insurance, contact your health insurance for more information about as part of the appointment scheduling process.

Have questions or concerns? Contact us!

Stay safe and healthy!

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