5 More Vaccination 'Super Sites' Open Tuesday In LA County
L.A. County is preparing to open five more vaccination super sites tomorrow, now that the biggest one at Dodger Stadium is up and running.
The locations are:
- The Forum in Inglewood
- The Pomona Fairplex
- Cal State Northridge
- The L.A. County Office of Education in Downey
- Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia
County officials say staff will be able to vaccinate 4,000 people a day at each location (and up to 12,000 a day at Dodger Stadium).
It's part of the county's goal to get 500,000 health care workers vaccinated by the end of the month. All vaccinations at these sites are administered free of charge.
“In L.A. County we have to vaccinate 10 million people, twice,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “These large-scale vaccination sites are going to help us get there by massively increasing our capacity to vaccinate people quickly and efficiently.”
There are also more than 75 smaller vaccination locations across the county.
Eligible healthcare workers can make an appointment here. To qualify for the vaccine, they must have one of the following verification documents:
- a healthcare worker badge with a photo
- a professional license and a photo identification (ID)
- a signed letter from an employer and a photo ID
- a payment stub from a healthcare provider with a name and a photo ID.
The county website warns that residents who aren't healthcare workers "should not attempt to register for a vaccine appointment, at this time. Doing so will take an appointment slot away from the frontline healthcare workers."
Right now, L.A. County is only vaccinating frontline health care workers and residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities. Officials say they'll move on to the next tier, Phase 1B, in early February.
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