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Covid19 Mayor's Office April 12 Updates

Posted on 04/14/21

West Hills Neighborhood Council

April 12, 2021

Here are the facts you need to know:
  • ELIGIBLE NOW: Starting tomorrow, the City will open up vaccinations to Angelenos age 16 and older at City operated vaccine sites. L.A. County residents can start making appointments for this week on the City’s online portalPlease note the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for those 16 years and older, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for those 18 year and older.
  • SECOND DOSE APPOINTMENTS: City sites will offer second dose appointments this week for Angelenos who received their first Moderna shot between March 15 and March 20 or their first Pfizer shot between March 23 and March 27. 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.
  • ‘MOVE’ MOBILE VACCINE PROGRAM: The City continues to deliver vaccines directly to those who need it most through the MOVE program. Since launching this program, mobile clinics have partnered with trusted community groups in areas most impacted by COVID-19 to deliver over 73,000 doses to vulnerable Angelenos, with over 90% given to people of color. This week, mobile teams will be deployed to residents in Wilmington, South Park, Baldwin Hills, Baldwin Village, Westlake, Melrose Hill, Panorama City, Pacoima, and other neighborhoods.
  • CAL STATE L.A. SITE: As the State and Federal governments hand over operations at Cal State L.A., the City’s vaccination program now has the capacity to administer up to 54,000 vaccines a day, pending supply. The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) will lead the team at Cal State L.A., supported by staff from Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), as well as those contracted locally for the site through FEMA and CalOES.
  • BY THE NUMBERS: The City of Los Angeles has administered 936,970 vaccine doses at our City-run vaccination sites and mobile clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and fire stations. Since last Monday, our centers have provided 87,764 life-saving vaccinations.

  • VACCINATION SITES: More than 709 locations are currently vaccinating people in L.A. County. As more doses become available in the coming months, more sites and providers will administer shots. When your turn arrives, you can make an appointment and bring your ID to the site. If you are 65 or older, have a disability, or do not have access to the internet and need assistance making your vaccination appointment, you can contact the County’s Call Center –– open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. –– at (833) 540-0473. You can also talk with your doctor about getting vaccinated.
  • VACCINE EQUITY: Equity remains at the heart of the City’s vaccination strategy. As eligibility expands to a wider range of Angelenos, the average age of those vaccinated continues to drop, falling from 52 to 42 for first doses in the last week. And by using text alerts targeted to communities with the highest need and collaborating with partners at the grassroots level, nearly 70% of doses administered last week were given to people of color.
  • EXPRESS LANE: An express lane at Dodger Stadium is serving customers of Access Services, the agency that provides transportation to Angelenos with disabilities. Access riders can book their appointment (pending availability) as well as a round-trip ride to Dodger Stadium by calling (626) 532-1616.
  • NOTIFY LA: The City will occasionally send targeted text updates about new appointment availability to communities with high cases of COVID-19. To receive text updates, sign up for Notify LA
  • STAY INFORMED: It can be challenging to keep up with ever-changing vaccine news. Get key information by signing up for email updates from the L.A. County Department of Public Health or getting automatically notified when you become eligible for the vaccine. Tell your friends and family to sign up for this VaxFacts newsletter or follow us at @MayorOfLA on Twitter. You can check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more. 


Last week, Councilmember Kevin de León and I visited our City vaccination site at Grand Central Market where restaurant workers and their families received their COVID-19 vaccine. 
Stay healthy and be safe.

Eric Garcetti
Your Mayor
P.S. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, so does the City’s sweeping response. To learn more about how we are protecting Angelenos –– through testing, economic relief, and other measures –– visit our website.

Key updates
COVID #s: From yesterday’s release from the County Department of Public Health: 423 new cases in the county. There have been a total of 83,221 positives in West Valley communities, an increase of 337 confirmed cases since March 14th.

The City will offer more than 70,000 vaccine doses to Angelenos this week — including approximately 50,000 first dose appointments and 20,000 second doses — across seven permanent and eight mobile vaccination sites. This week, the City is expected to receive an allotment of roughly 50,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine; 20,000 doses from Pfizer; and another 2,000 from Johnson & Johnson. Even as supplies remain limited, City-run sites administered more than 73,000 doses throughout Los Angeles last week. City data has shown that younger populations are now getting their shots in higher numbers, with the median age of vaccinated individuals dropping from 69 to 59 years old over the past month. Since launching a COVID-19 vaccination program in December, the City has administered over 684,276 doses to Angelenos.


We encourage you to check the City’s vaccine portal daily for appointment availability. Time slots do open up, and it is important to have the eligible pools vaccinated now before the eligibility pool widens. 
As more business operations open it is essential for restaurants, food and agriculture, transportation and logistics, and custodial and janitorial workers to be vaccinated as soon as possible. 
People can sign up now at https://carbonhealth.com/covid-19-vaccines.

VACCINES FOR VETERANS: Vaccines are now open to veterans of all ages who are eligible for VA healthcare and enrolled with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Veterans are encouraged to call the vaccine appointment line at (310) 268-4900 or visit the VA’s website to schedule an appointment.

EXPRESS LANE: An express lane at Dodger Stadium is serving customers of Access Services, the agency that provides transportation to Angelenos with disabilities. Access riders can book their appointment (pending availability) as well as a round-trip ride to Dodger Stadium by calling (626) 532-1616.

NOTIFY LA: The City will occasionally send targeted text updates about new appointment availability to communities with high cases of COVID-19. To receive text updates, sign up for Notify LA


March 16, 2021
This week marks another milestone in our vaccination effort in Los Angeles.


Beginning yesterday, people with certain severe underlying health conditions are eligible to be vaccinated. Vaccines are now also open to veterans of all ages who are eligible for VA healthcare and enrolled with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

And this week, we will offer approximately 55,000 first dose appointments at City-run sites –– and there are still appointments available for those who are currently eligible.

I know it’s frustrating that we still don’t have enough vaccines for every Angeleno –– but we are making steady progress. Eventually, we’ll be able to knock down the tier system and open this life-saving shot to everyone. So as soon as you become eligible, roll up your sleeve and get the shot.
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  • ELIGIBLE NOW: Starting today, vaccinations are open to residents between 16 and 64 years old who have certain disabilities or severe underlying medical conditions. L.A. County has also opened vaccinations to janitorial and custodial workers and public transit workers and dedicated public works employees who are responding to emergencies. Vaccinations remain open for those who were already eligible: teachers and workers in education and childcare, restaurant workers, food and agriculture, and emergency services on the eligibility list, residents 65 and older, healthcare workers, certain essential frontline workers, and residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities.
  • VACCINES FOR VETERANS: Vaccines are now open to veterans of all ages who are eligible for VA healthcare and enrolled with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Veterans are encouraged to call the vaccine appointment line at (310) 268-4900 or visit the VA’s website to schedule an appointment.
  • ‘MOVE’ VACCINE EQUITY PROGRAM: Our MOVE initiative is deploying mobile vaccination clinics to the most vulnerable parts of Los Angeles. We’ve partnered with trusted community organizations to administer over 23,897 shots –– about 91 percent of which have gone to people of color. 
  • EXPRESS LANE: An express lane at Dodger Stadium is serving customers of Access Services, the agency that provides transportation to Angelenos with disabilities. Access riders can book their appointment (pending availability) as well as a round-trip ride to Dodger Stadium by calling (626) 532-1616.
  • BY THE NUMBERS: The City of Los Angeles has administered 610,922 vaccine doses at our City-run vaccination sites and mobile clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and fire stations. Since last Monday, our centers have provided 80,504 life-saving vaccinations.
  • VACCINATION SITES: More than 500 locations are currently vaccinating people in L.A. County. As more doses become available in the coming months, more sites and providers will administer shots. When your turn arrives, you can make an appointment and bring your ID to the site. If you are 65 or older, have a disability, or do not have access to the internet and need assistance making your vaccination appointment, you can contact the County’s Call Center –– open from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. –– at (833) 540-0473. You can also talk with your doctor about getting vaccinated.
  • NOTIFY LA: The City will occasionally send targeted text updates about new appointment availability to communities with high cases of COVID-19. To receive text updates, sign up for Notify LA
  • STAY INFORMED: It can be challenging to keep up with ever-changing vaccine news. Get key information by signing up for email updates from the L.A. County Department of Public Health or getting automatically notified when you become eligible for the vaccine. Tell your friends and family to sign up for this VaxFacts newsletter or follow us at @MayorOfLA on Twitter. You can check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more. 
Eric Garcetti
Your Mayor




February 22
Key updates
COVID #s: From yesterday’s release from the County Department of Public Health: 1,465 new cases in the county. There have been a total of 80,482 positives in West Valley communities, an increase of 1,156 confirmed cases since February 14th.

City-run vaccination sites will resume operations on Tuesday. Following delivery delays due to severe weather, the City received confirmation that vaccine doses are on their way and scheduled to arrive in the days ahead. With their imminent arrival, the City is able to meet its commitment to provide mostly second dose — and a limited number of first dose — appointments throughout the week. 

With 92,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine en route to Los Angeles, the City has started scheduling appointments for the week. Those who originally had appointments for Friday and Saturday last week are being prioritized, and impacted Angelenos will receive their updated appointment details by the end of the day on Monday. Anyone who received their first dose at a City site from January 24-30 will receive a notification with their second dose appointment details by the end of the day on Tuesday.

On February 22nd an express lane at Dodger Stadium will open for customers of Access Services, the agency that provides transportation to Angelenos with disabilities. Beginning this Sunday night, Access riders can book their vaccination appointment pending availability and a round-trip ride to Dodger Stadium by calling (626) 532-1616

Mayor Eric Garcetti last week announced the launch of the Mobile Outreach for Vaccine Equity (MOVE) program, which is an effort to scale up mobile vaccinations in some of the most vulnerable parts of Los Angeles. This groundbreaking program builds on a pilot initiative that's already administered more than 4,200 COVID-19 vaccine doses in high risk profile areas measured by L.A. County COVID-19 Medical Vulnerability Indicators. Each mobile clinic has the capacity to vaccinate 200 people per day, with the capacity for greater potential as more supplies arrive. 

The County Department of Public Health is now publishing data on the percentage vaccinated in each city and neighborhood.

COVID testing from the City of LA no longer require appointments check for available sites at coronavirus.lacity.org/testing

LAUSD School Board Member Nick Melvoin will be hosting a virtual event today, February 22nd, at 4pm, focused on navigating screen time during COVID. Register here

West Valley Animal Shelter is tentatively set to reopen on March 14, 2021. 


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