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Where & How To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine In Los Angeles?

Jacqueline Slobin05 Aug 2021

You can get a COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles at drive-thru locations, clinics, hospitals, schools, pharmacies, public train stations or facilities, and pop-up locations. The COVID-19 vaccine is free, and you do not need an appointment at many locations. You will also not be asked about your immigration status when you get a vaccine.

There are 934 locations currently administering the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Los Angeles. The County of Los Angeles website has the hours of operation and address of each location. You can book an appointment through the website as well, or our team at Mira can help you find and sign up for a vaccine appointment.

Where You Can Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine in Los Angeles

The COVID-19 vaccine is being offered at 4 major types of vaccination sites. You must show proof of your eligibility for the vaccine when you receive it. If eligible, you should register on the LA Vaccination Page. 

Drive-Thru Locations 

Many locations have set up drive-thru locations to expedite COVID-19 vaccination. The L.A. Fire Department runs most of the drive-thru locations, and some locations require an appointment while others do not, so be sure to check before driving over. Below are 10 places in L.A. where you can drive up to get vaccinated.

University of Southern California

3701 Flower St.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Shots offered: Pfizer; Moderna; Johnson & Johnson

CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center

1300 N Vermont Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90027

Shots offered: Pfizer

Cal State LA

5151 State University Dr,

Los Angeles, CA 90032

Shots offered: Pfizer; Johnson & Johnson

Crenshaw Christian Center

1261 W 79th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90044

Shots offered: Pfizer; Moderna; Johnson & Johnson

St. John's - Clinton Elementary

6500 E. Compton Blvd.

Compton, CA 90221

Shots offered: Pfizer

MaxVax Drive-In at Los Cerritos Center by Sears Auto

100 Los Cerritos Center,

Cerritos, CA 90703

Shots offered: Pfizer; Moderna; Johnson & Johnson

MaxVax Drive-in Clinic at Oxford

280 Atlantic Ave,

Long Beach, CA 90802

Shots offered: Pfizer

El Proyecto Del Barrio - Winnetka

20800 Sherman Way

Winnetka, CA 91306

Shots offered: Pfizer; Moderna

El Proyecto Del Barrio - Arleta Clinic

8902 Woodman Avenue

Arleta, CA 91331

Shots offered: Pfizer

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Hansen Dam Recreational Center

10965 Dronfield Ave

Los Angeles, CA 91331

Shots offered: Pfizer; Moderna; Johnson & Johnson

Community Clinics and Hospitals by Zip Code

The hours of operation for these sites differ by location. Below are some clinics and hospitals offering vaccines. 

UCLA Health - Multiple Locations - signup here

El Camino College - signup here

Student Health Center

Shots offered: Pfizer; Moderna

St. John’s - Avalon Health Center

6818 Avalon Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90003

Shots offered: Pfizer

St. John's Well Child and Family - Magnolia Health Center

1910 Magnolia Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Shots offered: Pfizer

St. John's Well Child and Family - Crenshaw

4251 Crenshaw Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Shots offered: Pfizer

Kedren Community Health Center

4211 S. Avalon

Los Angeles, CA 90011

Shots offered: Pfizer; Moderna; Johnson & Johnson

East L.A. Doctors Hospital Multi-Specialty Clinic

4036 E. Whittier Blvd., Suite 201,

Los Angeles, CA 90023

Shots offered: Pfizer

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

4650 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles CA 90027

Shots offered: Pfizer

St. John's Well Child and Family - Rolland Curtis

1060 Exposition Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Shots offered: Pfizer

St. John’s Well Child and Family - Dr. Kenneth Williams Health Center

808 W. 58th St.

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Shots offered: Pfizer

St. John's Well Child and Family - Dominguez

15301 S. San Jose Ave.

Compton, CA 90221

Shots offered: Pfizer

St. John’s Well Child and Family - Compton Health Center

2115 N. Wilmington Ave.

Compton, CA 90222

Shots offered: Pfizer

Memorial Hospital of Gardena Clinic

1141 W. Redondo Beach Blvd, Suite 212,

Gardena, CA 90247

Shots offered: Pfizer

Coast Plaza Hospital

13100 Studebaker Rd.

Norwalk, CA 90650

Shots offered: Pfizer; Johnson & Johnson

Mission Community Hospital

14850 Roscoe Blvd.

Panorama City, CA 91402

Shots offered: Pfizer

Sherman Oaks Hospital

4929 Van Nuys Blvd

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Shots offered: Moderna

Encino Hospital Medical Center

16237 Ventura Blvd

Encino, CA 91436

Shots offered: Moderna

East Valley Community Health Center

340 N. Orange Ave

Azusa, CA 91702

Shots offered: Pfizer

Monterey Park Hospital

900 S Atlantic Blvd.

Monterey Park, CA 91754

Shots offered: Pfizer

West Covina Medical Center West Covina

725 South Orange Ave

West Covina, CA 91790

Shots offered: Moderna

Pop Up Locations

Libraries, hotels, and traveling clinics are hosting pop-up vaccination sites in Los Angeles. Each pop-up site has specific days and hours when they will be operating. You can find the information regarding all 123 upcoming pop-up locations on the County website.

Pharmacies  

  • Albertsons Pharmacy
  • Costco Pharmacy
  • Sav-On Pharmacy
  • Vons Pharmacy
  • Pavilions Pharmacy
  • Ralph's Pharmacy
  • Rite-Aid Pharmacy

What to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

In December 2020, the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna were both granted FDA emergency use authorization. Following this, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was approved in February 2021. Below is some important information about the COVID-19 vaccines: 

  • The mRNA vaccines were both found to be over 94% effective in preventing COVID-19.
  • The vaccines CANNOT give you COVID-19 and will not alter your DNA.
  • Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses to create a robust immune response. The Pfizer doses must be administered about 21 days apart and Moderna doses must be administered 28 days apart.
  • The mRNA Vaccines become fully effective about 10 days after the second dose; however, it is still important to continue social distancing and mask-wearing even after being vaccinated.

Anyone over the age of 12 is now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Los Angeles.

Bottom Line

To date, there have been 45.5 million doses of the vaccines administered in California. At this time, 53.2% of people in California are fully vaccinated, which is higher than the national vaccination rate. 

There is no fee to get vaccinated whether you have insurance or not. Before attending your appointment, you can call to confirm this with your provider. As cases begin to surge again, it is important to get vaccinated as soon as possible.