LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A large vaccination site in Los Angeles has such an excess of doses of COVID-19 vaccine that it allows anyone over the age of 18 to get on and get vaccinated.
The state’s emergency services said Wednesday that many Johnson and Johnson vaccine appointments on Cal State Los’ federal super site have been missed.
While only people from eligible groups can make preliminary appointments online, Cal State LA offers vaccinations for people over the age of 18 from now until Sunday, when the city of LA will take over the site from the federal government.
“To the extent that meetings remain unfulfilled, there may be a limited number of meetings available as passages for people over 18 between tomorrow and continuing until Sunday when site management is transferred to the city,” CAL OES spokesman Brian Ferguson told CBSLA in a statement on Wednesday. “Providing on-site vaccinators with some flexibility to fill vacancies allows us to expand the vaccination rate in California in an efficient, effective, and equitable manner.”
Eligibility for vaccination is open on April 1 for people aged 50 and over, and from April 15, anyone over the age of 16 will be able to receive the vaccine in California.
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Vaccination clinics are appearing throughout the region, making it easier than ever to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the opening of a new clinic at the Millions of Dollars Theater, next to the Grand Central Market, in downtown Los Angeles. .
Big Lakers Karim Abdul-Jabar appeared with the head of the United School District in Los Angeles, Austin Butner, to encourage parents to get vaccinated at George Washington Prep High School or Abraham Lincoln, the senior 25th senior at Link LAUSD, where vaccine clinics will be located. .
“The United School District of Los Angeles will continue to reach all students and make sure they all benefit from the vaccine because we all want to get better, we don’t want to lose more people from the COVID virus,” Abdul-Jabar said. .
Other vaccine clinics also launched on Wednesday in Los Angeles City College and the Southeast Rio Vista YMCA, both of which require meetings.
The Driving and Walking Clinic kicks off at LA City College, but future clinics – which are open to the general public and members of LA Care and Blue Shield Promise – will be held on certain days in hard-hit places like East Los Angeles, Pacoima, Linwood and the antelope valley. Appointments for the clinic at LA Care can be made at lacare.org/vaccine.
The Southeast Rio Vista YMCA Clinic will be open until Saturday for eligible members of Southeast Los Angeles who live and work in Bell, Bell Gardens, Trade, Kudahi, Florence-Firestone, Maywood, Huntington Park, Portwood, Linwood. Park. A total of 2,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson are expected to be distributed in the four-day clinic.
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Meanwhile, eligible residents of Glendale and surrounding communities can get their vaccines this Friday at a mass vaccination site at Glendale Community College. The site will be operated by the Jewel City Vax Clinic in partnership with the city, Glendale Community College and Adventist Health Glendale and will have the capacity to administer 10,000 vaccinations per week. The appointment of this site can be made on the state’s MyTurn website.