Brief: Vaccines are now available for all age groups in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County is prepared to administer over 25 million vaccinations for the second week in a row.

Los Angeles County is now opening vaccine appointments for all age groups and opening more vaccination sites for people who were not available to go.

The vaccine currently available to teenagers under 18 is the Pfizer vaccine, which can be received at all the sites in the county. A parent or guardian must be present and a photo ID for verification of age is required in order for the teenagers to get the vaccine. On Tuesday, Moderna said its vaccine was found to have a 100 percent efficacy rate for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17, according to a company statement. The company plans to ask the FDA to expand its emergency use of vaccines towards teens next month.


County residents still have the option to schedule an appointment online; however, the city is “adding the option to go without one at all of its locations, including Dodger Stadium,” according to KTLA. The Pierce College and Southwest College vaccination sites will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. to help residents in “undervaccinated regions,” city officials said.


A sixth day of service was added last week and the county started to offer appointment-free options at certain walk-up and mobile locations. This week, Los Angeles will continue to operate its fixed sites Monday through Saturday, and will add an appointment-free option at all of its drive-thru locations: Crenshaw Christian, Hansen Dam and Dodger Stadium. Pre-registration is not required, but Angelenos who wish to plan ahead can visit the city’s website to sign up or find the locations nearest to them.


The county has been fighting hard to keep the pandemic under control by offering a no appointment option for anyone who needs a vaccine or does not qualify for it.


— Erika Zuniga

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