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

Mira Research Team24 Mar 2021

Quick Digest: 

  • Los Angeles is currently in phase 1a and phase 1b of vaccine distribution, which allows health care workers, people in long-term care or nursing facilities, and people over 65 to be vaccinated.
  • According to public health officials, LA will move into phase 1b in February and is offering vaccines at Point of Dispensing Sites (PODs), hospitals, and pharmacies.
  • Our team is helping eligible individuals find and sign up for vaccine appointments.

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Here's 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

Mega Point of Dispensing (POD) Sites 

Mega PODs are mostly drive-up vaccine sites. Below are some of the Mega PODs offering vaccines. You can sign up for an appointment here

The following locations are scheduling first dose appointments until 02/08/21 and second dose appointments for the Pfizer vaccine from 02/09/21 to 02/13/21. 

  • Pomona Fairplex 
    2352 Arrow Hwy (Gate 15)
    Pomona, CA 91768
  • The Forum
    3900 W Manchester Blvd
    Inglewood, CA 90305
  • Cal State Northridge
    18343 Plummer Street
    Northridge, CA 91325

The following locations will not be providing first dose appointments from 02/08/21 to 02/13/21. These locations will be offering second doses of the Moderna vaccine. 

  • Magic Mountain
    26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy
    Valencia, CA 91355
  • LA County Office of Education
    12830 Columbia Way
    Downey, CA 90242
  • Balboa Sports Complex
    17015 Burbank Blvd
    Encino, CA 91316
  • El Sereno Recreation Center
    4721 Klamath St
    Los Angeles, CA 90032

Point of Dispensing (POD) Sites

PODs are typically not drive-up. These sites are open Monday-Saturday. Below are some of the POD sites offering vaccines. You can register for an appointment here

  • Crenshaw Clinic
    1261 W 79th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90044
  • San Fernando Clinic
    208 Park Ave
    San Fernando, CA 91340
  • Lincoln Park Clinic
    3501 Valley Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90031
  • Hansen Dam Recreational Center
    11798 Foothill Blvd.,
    Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
  • Dodger Stadium
    Enter Gate C - Academy Road
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

Community Clinics and Hospitals 

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

The following community clinics and hospitals are offering the Moderna vaccine. 

  • St. John's Well Child and Family - Rolland Curtis
    1060 Exposition Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90037
  • East Valley Community Health Center - Pomona
    1555 S. Garey Ave.
    Pomona, CA 91766
  • East Valley Community Health Center - West Covina
    420 S. Glendora
    West Covina, CA 91790
  • East Valley Community Health Center - Covina
    276 W. College St.
    Covina, CA 91723
  • East Valley Community Health Center- Villacorta
    17840 Villa Corta St
    La Puente, CA 91744
  • JWCH Wesley Health Center – Lancaster
    45104 10th St W
    Lancaster, CA 93534
  • JWCH Wesley Health Center – Bellflower
    14371 Clark Ave
    Bellflower, CA 90706
  • Kedren Community Health Center
    4211 S. Avalon
    Los Angeles, CA 90011
  • UCLA Health - Calabasas Primary Care - signup here
    26585 W Agoura Rd, Suite 330
    Calabasas, CA 91302
  • UCLA Health - Thousand Oaks Internal Medicine - signup here
    100 Moody Court
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
  • El Camino College Vaccine Clinic - signup here
    3400 Manhattan Beach Blvd,
    Gardena, CA 90249
  • Herald Christian Health Center – San Gabriel
    923 S. San Gabriel Blvd.
    San Gabriel, CA 91776

The following community clinics and hospitals are offering the Pfizer vaccine. 

  • St. Johns - Dr. Kenneth Williams Health Center
    808 W. 58th St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90037
  • St. Johns - Compton Health Center
    2115 N. Wilmington Ave.
    Compton, CA 90222
  • St. Johns - Magnolia Health Center
    1910 Magnolia Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90007
  • St. Johns - Avalon Health Center
    6818 Avalon Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90003
  • St. John's Well Child and Family - Dominguez
    15301 S. San Jose Ave.
    Compton, CA 90221
  • St. John's Well Child and Family - Lincoln
    2515 Alta St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90031
  • St. John's Well Child and Family - Washington
    1555 W 110th St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90047
  • St. John's Well Child and Family - Crenshaw
    4251 Crenshaw Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90008
  • Men's Health Foundation - WeHo
    8280 Santa Monica Blvd.
    West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Men’s Health Foundation - Inglewood
    2700 Manchester Blvd.
    Inglewood, CA 90305
  • Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital
    23845 McBean Parkway
    Valencia, CA 91355
  • Culver City - West Side
    10000 W Washington Blvd
    Culver City, CA 90232
  • CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
    1300 N Vermont Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90027
  • Memorial Hospital of Gardena
    1145 West Redondo Beach Blvd
    Gardena, CA 90247

Pharmacies  

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

What you need to know about the COVID-19 Vaccine in Los Angeles

In December 2020, the COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna were both granted FDA emergency use authorization. Below is some important information about the COVID-19 vaccines: 

  • These vaccines were both found to be over 94% effective in preventing COVID-19.
  • Both vaccines were made with mRNA; this type of vaccine CANNOT give you COVID-19 and will not alter your DNA.
  • Both 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.
  • It is important that the second dose you get is the same brand as the first dose.
  • Vaccines become fully effective about 10 days after the second dose; however, it is still highly important to continue social distancing and mask-wearing even after being vaccinated.

The COVID-19 vaccine is available in Los Angeles for all who qualify in Phase 1a & Phase 1b

The following people are currently eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in Los Angeles: 

  • Frontline Healthcare Workers
  • Staff / Residents at Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Staff / Residents at Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Residents ages 65 and older
  • Those who work in education and childcare, emergency services, and food and agriculture
  • Those who work in transportation and logistics, industrial, commercial, residential, and sheltering facilities and services, and critical manufacturing
  • Incarcerated or homeless individuals

You can check your eligibility on the LA Department of Health website

How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost in Los Angeles? 

As part of Operation Warp Speed, the U.S. government bought several hundred million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that nobody will have to pay for the cost of a vaccine that was purchased by the government. 

However, it is possible to be charged for the administration of the vaccine if being vaccinated at a private doctor’s office or pharmacy. We estimate that vaccine administration can cost between $16 and $29 per dose. 

After the pandemic is over and the government no longer purchases vaccines, people may have to pay between $25 and $58 for a COVID-19 vaccination. 

Sources: 

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/coronavirus/vaccine/

https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/covid-vaccine-tracker-global-distribution/

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