Posted on 04/05/2021

Operations to expand with new permanent and mobile sites

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced that City vaccination sites will offer more than 106,000 vaccine doses to Angelenos this week, including approximately 60,000 first dose appointments and 46,000 second doses, across eight permanent sites and ten mobile clinics through the Mobile Outreach for Vaccine Equity (MOVE) program. This week, the City will open its newest fixed site at Los Angeles Southwest College and add one mobile clinic to its citywide rotation. 

“With eligibility expanding and our vaccine supply growing, our City continues to work around-the-clock to get Angelenos vaccinated as swiftly and safely as possible,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Every time an Angeleno does their part and gets vaccinated, that’s a step forward for their health and for the lives of their loved ones — and a critical step toward ending this pandemic, returning to the embrace of family and friends, and revitalizing our economy.”

This week, the City is expected to receive 50,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, 36,000 of Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, and 20,000 of the Pfizer vaccine. The majority of doses will be administered across City vaccination sites at San Fernando Park, Hansen Dam, Crenshaw Christian Center, Lincoln Park, Pierce College, USC University Park, Dodger Stadium, and the newest location at Los Angeles Southwest College. First dose appointments are available online at Coronavirus.LACity.org/VaxAppointment.

All sites, with the exception of Dodger Stadium, will be open from Tuesday through Saturday between 8am and 4pm this week. 

Dodger Stadium’s vaccination hours will change this week to accommodate the beginning of the team’s home season. The site will be up and running Monday through Thursday from 8am to 6pm, closed temporarily on Friday, and reopened for operations on Saturday from 8am to 1pm. Friday’s temporary closure will not affect the City’s overall vaccine delivery. Other locations will not be impacted, and no appointments are being moved. The City is working closely with the Dodgers to ensure smooth operations for every Angeleno visiting Dodger Stadium, whether it’s to cheer the players on the field or to get vaccinated. 

Beyond the new site at Southwest College, the City will deploy a new MOVE clinic, its tenth overall, to deliver vaccines directly to those who need it most. Throughout the week, mobile sites will provide up to 12,500 first doses and 8,000 second doses, and teams will serve residents in areas with high levels of COVID-19 positivity rates, including Watts, Vermont Vista, Vermont Square, Pico-Union, Boyle Heights, Van Nuys, Sunland-Tujunga, and others. 

To date, by partnering with trusted community organizations across these neighborhoods, MOVE has administered more than 60,000 doses to vulnerable Angelenos, with 90% given to people of color and individuals in communities most impacted by COVID-19.

City-run sites administered nearly 93,000 doses throughout Los Angeles last week, including over 12,000 at our mobile locations. With the recently expanded eligibility, City data show a continuing trend of declining median age of those getting vaccinated — falling last week from 56 to 52 years old — a direct result of broadening the population of Angelenos eligible to get their shots. 

City sites will offer second dose appointments this week for Angelenos who received their first Moderna shot between March 9 and March 13 or their first Pfizer shot between March 16 and March 20. 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. 

About the City of Los Angeles’ Vaccination Program

Since launching a COVID-19 vaccination program in December, the City has administered over 847,716 doses to Angelenos, approximately 95% of its current supply. Of all doses administered by the City, 67% 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 eight fixed vaccination sites at Hansen Dam, San Fernando Park, Lincoln Park, Pierce College, Crenshaw Christian Center, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Southwest College, 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.