The COVID-19 vaccine is very safe. It will prevent you from getting sick with COVID-19. All Health Services patients will receive the vaccine for free.
All patients over the age of 12 can get the COVID-19 vaccine now.
We are giving the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and we have resumed use of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. For more information about the Johnson& Johnson vaccine, click here.
Learn more about the COVID vaccine here.
Dr. Josh Beverly writes for the LA Sentinel on the importance of the COVID vaccine for the Black community. “I am well aware of how the actions of the medical field against the Black community have led and continue to lead to distrust… But right now we are the ones dying.” Click here to read more.
As a newly minted physician training at a county hospital during a pandemic, I have seen things that I cannot unsee. In December, I performed chest compressions for the first time on a Black man who was intubated in the COVID ICU. It was a short code, and he did not survive. Click here to read more.
The COVID-19 vaccines are being held to the same safety standards as all vaccines. These shots were tested in tens of thousands of adults from different backgrounds, which include older adults and communities of color. In the studies, the COVID-19 vaccine has shown to help prevent getting you sick from COVID-19.
Learn how the federal government is working to make sure COVID-19 vaccines are safe.
To make sure the COVID-19 vaccine meets safety requirements, California made a Scientific Safety Review Workgroup. The workgroup gives recommendations to leaders in California and gives confidence to the public that the vaccine is safe.
For more information about the vaccine, please visit the LA County Department of Public Health.
The vaccine is free to everyone, including our patients.
After getting the vaccine, people can feel normal side effects, like a sore arm, low fever, headache and chills. These are normal signs that your body is building protection. Don’t worry — they should go away within a few days.
Health Services has a COVID-19 Nurse Advice Call Line: 844-804-0055. It’s available from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., 7 days per week.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have two shots. For the Pfizer vaccine, you should get them at about 21 days apart and for the Moderna at about 28 days apart. The Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) is only 1 shot.
It is very important to get both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine if you receive the Pfizer or Moderna shot. Your body will not build the protection it needs if you do not get the second dose. Make sure you get your second dose at the place where you got your first dose. Be sure to bring your vaccination card with you. If you have questions about your second dose, call your clinic.