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COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Can people start showing up at the County’s five large capacity vaccination sites?

No, everyone still needs to make an appointment in order to receive the vaccine. Doses of the vaccine are extremely limited. Appointments are only available for healthcare workers, at this time. Starting Tuesday, residents who are 65 years old and older will be able to start scheduling vaccination appointments.

How do I make an appointment?

Residents will soon be able to book appointments by going to VaccinateLACounty.com.

What if I don’t have a computer?

For residents who don’t have computer access, they can call 1-833-540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for assistance with reservations.

Can I get an appointment right away?

We’re working to get our residents who want the vaccine protected as soon as possible. Unfortunately, at this time, appointment slots are extremely limited because of the short supply of vaccines currently available.

I’m not a frontline health care worker and I’m not over 65. When will it be my turn?

We’re working to get every resident who wants a vaccine, vaccinated. However, vaccine supplies are limited, so Los Angeles County has established a tier system to make sure that people at higher risk of transmission and illness are vaccinated first. In addition to those 65+, priority for current vaccination is going to frontline health care workers and residents and staff at skilled nursing and long-term care facilities.

This strategy works to protect our entire community by ensuring that our most vulnerable and most critical healthcare workers do not get sick.

The County is ramping up capacity to vaccinate additional tiers as vaccines become available.

Learn more about the tiers and find out when it will be your turn at VaccinateLACounty.com.

Where can I get a vaccine? Do I have to go to a County site?

In addition to the County’s large capacity vaccination sites, residents have many options for making an appointment for a vaccine. They can register for an appointment at VaccinateLACounty.com. They can also contact their health care provider or pharmacy to see if they have open appointments. Currently, over 75 pharmacies have registered to provide vaccinations, and we will continue to add more as more vaccine is available. Vaccine allocations are also going to large healthcare provider organizations like Kaiser and Providence.

I don’t have a doctor. Do I need one to get the vaccine?

No, all residents will be able to be vaccinated at an LA County site.

I don’t have insurance. Do I need insurance to get the vaccine?

Vaccinations are free, and available to all, regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage. For those who have insurance, coverage information may be requested as part of the appointment scheduling process.

Is there a comprehensive list of all my options for scheduling a vaccine appointment?

Residents will soon be able to view a comprehensive list of options for scheduling an appointment at VaccinateLACounty.com.

I am feeling overwhelmed, anxious and stressed. What do I do?

Vaccinations are free, and available to all, regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage. For those who have insurance, coverage information may be requested as part of the appointment scheduling process.

To view the Executive Order, click here.

For more information watch Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall January 19 on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

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