Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that City vaccination sites will offer more than 90,000 vaccine doses to Angelenos this week — including approximately 75,000 first dose appointments and 16,000 second doses — across seven permanent sites and through the City's Mobile Outreach for Vaccine Equity (MOVE) program. To align with updated State and County public health guidance later this week, City sites will expand eligibility to include anyone over 50 years of age.
"Every person who gets vaccinated is helping Los Angeles take one more critical step towards ending the pandemic," said Mayor Garcetti. "The more vaccine supply we receive, the sooner we are able to get those doses into the arms of Angelenos safely and quickly. If you are 50 or older, this week it will be time for you to roll up your sleeve and get vaccinated, so we can get our lives back to normal."
This week, the City is expected to receive 42,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, 27,000 of Pfizer, and 22,000 of Johnson and Johnson. The majority of doses will be administered across the permanent City locations at San Fernando Park, Hansen Dam, Crenshaw Christian Center, Lincoln Park, Pierce College, USC University Park, and Dodger Stadium. These sites will be open this week from Tuesday through Saturday between 8am and 4pm. First dose appointments are available online at Coronavirus.LACity.org/VaxAppointment.
In addition to its permanent sites, the City continues to deliver vaccines directly to those who need it most through the MOVE program. These mobile teams will be deployed to residents this week in South L.A., East L.A./DTLA, and parts of the Valley, including neighborhoods such as Green Meadows, Harvard Park, Boyle Heights, Westlake, Arleta, Sylmar, and Glassell Park. To date, by partnering with trusted community organizations across these neighborhoods, MOVE clinics have administered over 46,000 doses to vulnerable Angelenos, with 90% given to people of color and individuals in communities most impacted by COVID-19.
Even as supplies remain limited, City-run sites administered nearly 70,000 doses throughout Los Angeles last week, including a record 12,000 at our mobile locations. Additionally, City data show that nearly 40% of last week's doses were administered at the City's permanent sites in highly impacted communities — USC and Crenshaw in South L.A., San Fernando Park and Hansen Dam in the East Valley, and Lincoln Park in East L.A.
As eligibility continues to expand to include a wider range of occupations and ages, the number of younger people getting vaccinated continues to increase — with the latest data showing the median age of those getting vaccinated at City sites dropped in the last week from 59 to 56. Notably, the median age among those who identify as Hispanic or Native American origin is lower, at 53.
City sites will offer second dose appointments this week for Angelenos who received their first Moderna shot between March 2 and March 6 or their first Pfizer shot between March 9 and March 13. Second dose patients should have received notifications with their appointment details recently by text and/or email. Patients should note that the date stamped on the CDC vaccination cards received after their first dose is not an appointment confirmation. Instead, everyone should use the appointment details provided by Carbon Health.
Since launching a COVID-19 vaccination program in December, the City has administered over 754,000 doses to Angelenos, approximately 94% of its current supply. Of all doses administered by the City, nearly 70% have been to people of color. Led by the Los Angeles Fire Department, and in partnership with CORE, Carbon Health, Curative, the USC School of Pharmacy, and the Mayor's Fund for Los Angeles, the City operates seven fixed vaccination sites at Hansen Dam, San Fernando Park, Lincoln Park, Pierce College, Crenshaw Christian Center, Dodger Stadium, and USC's University Park Campus, in addition to the MOVE program currently reaching vulnerable communities.
For more information, including how to schedule an appointment when available, please visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/Vaccine.