|Hi A Lenise,
One year ago this week, the first case of coronavirus was recorded in L.A. County. Since that day, all of us have been part of a historic effort to save lives, protect our economy, and defeat this pandemic.
At the heart of that effort is the urgent goal of getting safe, effective vaccines into the arms of Angelenos as quickly as possible.
Since launching vaccinations a few weeks ago, we’ve worked around the clock to improve this process –– from reducing wait times and maximizing vaccine doses, to implementing automatic booking for your second dose appointment.
This is a significant logistical challenge –– and vaccines are still in short supply –– but there is no task more important than making sure every Angeleno can get vaccinated when the time comes.
Here are the facts you need to know:
ELIGIBLE NOW: All L.A. residents 65 and older are eligible for the vaccine in L.A. County, joining healthcare workers, certain essential frontline workers, and residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities on the list of those who can currently get vaccinated. If you’re eligible, make an appointment through the County hub.
WHEN WILL IT BE MY TURN? There’s no need to spend hours scouring the internet for clues and no reason to worry that the next phase is going to begin without your knowledge. Sign up to be automatically notified when you become eligible for the vaccine. You can also check what phase you’ll be in.
BY THE NUMBERS: The City of Los Angeles has vaccinated more than 152,000 people at our five City-run vaccination sites. In the last three days, our centers have provided 34,850 people with life-saving vaccinations –– a 17 percent increase since last week. Notably, the City has distributed 81 percent of the vaccine doses we have, one of the highest rates in the country.