Posted on 05/09/2021

Appointment-free options available at all City-run sites, with two new night clinics added

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced new efforts to expand vaccine access across Los Angeles. Starting Monday, the City will offer appointment-free vaccinations at all of its sites and open two additional night clinics. All told, the City is prepared to administer over a quarter million vaccinations for the second week in a row. 

“We stand at a critical juncture in our fight to end this pandemic, and our City will keep doing everything possible to knock down barriers to vaccine access and deliver doses directly to all Angelenos,”said Mayor Garcetti. “Our vaccines are safe and effective, and we will continue working to get shots into the arms of our local families, protect ourselves and our loved ones, and start Los Angeles on the road to health, economic growth, and a lasting recovery.” 

To expand access to L.A.’s vaccination program, the City added a sixth day of service last week and started to offer appointment-free options at certain walk-up and mobile locations. This week, the City will continue to operate its fixed sites from Monday through Saturday, and will add the appointment free option at all of its drive-through locations: Crenshaw Christian, Hansen Dam, and Dodger Stadium. Pre-registration is not required, but Angelenos who wish to plan ahead can visit coronavirus.lacity.org/GetVaccinated to sign up or find the locations nearest to them. 

On top of these steps, the City will now operate its mass vaccination sites at Pierce College and L.A. Southwest College from 8am until 8pm, administering vaccinations after regular working hours to residents in undervaccinated regions of Los Angeles. A third night mobile clinic will be open from 9am to 9pm at Green Meadows Recreation Center in South L.A. This comes on the heels of seeing 62% of first doses delivered after 2pm at the City’s first night clinic last week.

In the days ahead, the City expects to receive 42,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine and 54,000 of Pfizer, along with 27,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson. All together, including the supply carried over from the previous week, City vaccination sites will be able to administer roughly 255,000 doses to Angelenos across 10 permanent sites and through the Mobile Outreach for Vaccine Equity (MOVE) program. 

Equity remains a key focus of the City’s vaccination program. The MOVE initiative delivers doses directly to neighborhoods most impacted by the pandemic and recently surpassed 100,000 doses; to date, the program has administered 105,298 doses. This week, the City will deploy 10 mobile teams from Monday through Saturday to residents in Glassell Park, Arleta, Sylmar, Chesterfield Square, Green Meadows, Boyle Heights, North Hollywood, San Pedro, Wilmington, and Canoga Park. 

City sites will offer second dose appointments this week for Angelenos who received their first Moderna shot between April 12 and April 17 or their first Pfizer shot between April 19 and April 24. 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 1,254,981 doses to Angelenos, approximately 88% of its supply. 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 10 fixed vaccination sites at Hansen Dam, San Fernando Park, Lincoln Park, Pierce College, Crenshaw Christian Center, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Southwest College, USC’s University Park Campus, Century City, and Cal State LA, in addition to the MOVE program currently reaching vulnerable communities. For more information, please visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/GetVaccinated.