All groups in Phase 1A are eligible to be vaccinated.
- Healthcare workers Eligibility Required Documentation
- Long-term care facility residents Eligibility Required Documentation
All groups in Phase 1B are eligible to be vaccinated.
- Persons 50 years and older Required Documentation
- Education and childcare Eligibility Required Documentation
- Emergency services Eligibility Required Documentation
- Food and agriculture Eligibility Required Documentation
- Janitorial, Custodial, and Maintenance Services Eligibility Required Documentation
- Transportation and Logistics Eligibility Required Documentation
- People who live or work in congregate living spaces Eligibility Required Documentation
- Individuals with health conditions and disabilities and caregivers Eligibility Required Documentation
- All individuals age 50 or over are eligible to be vaccinated. Required Documentation
- All individuals age 16 or over will be eligible to be vaccinated from April 15th.
(Note: People age 16 and 17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine.)
Vaccines made by Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (J&J) are now available in Los Angeles County. The COVID-19 vaccine is free for everyone, regardless of their immigration status. It is being offered to different groups in phases.
- Healthcare workers—Eligibility, Required Documentation
- Long-term care facility residents—Eligibility, Required Documentation
- Persons 65 years and older—Required Documentation
- Education and childcare—Eligibility, Required Documentation
- Emergency services—Eligibility, Required Documentation
- Food and agriculture—Eligibility, Required Documentation
- Janitorial, Custodial, and Maintenance Services—Eligibility, Required Documentation
- Transportation and Logistics—Eligibility, Required Documentation
- People who live or work in congregate living spaces—Eligibility, Required Documentation
- Individuals with health conditions and disabilities—Eligibility, Required Documentation
Individuals with Eligible Health Conditions and Disabilities
Individuals with these conditions are strongly encouraged to seek vaccination with a primary health care provider or system or in an alternate clinical setting. Please check with your usual health care provider as you may be able to be vaccinated at one of their facilities. See the list of facilities and providers offering vaccines here.
For more information, view the CDPH’s fact sheet on vaccines for people with high-risk medical conditions or disabilities.
HOW TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
- My Turn
- Call the California COVID-19 Hotline at 833-540-0473 between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm, seven days a week, for help with appointments.
- Call Jay Aquino from the Disability Community Resource Center at 310-390-3611 or email Jay@dcrc.co to sign up for shots available to people eligible in the current phase or the new phase available to people with disabilities launching March 15th.
Access Los Angeles, (626) 532-1616 Option 2
Access riders can book next-day trips to COVID-19 vaccination appointments to the following drive-thru vaccination sites:
- California State University, Los Angeles
- Pomona Fairplex
- The Forum
- Magic Mountain
- Los Angeles County Office of Education
- California State University, Northridge
- Dodger Stadium (express lane)
- Long Beach Convention Center
- How to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination appointment
- What to Expect at Your Appointment
- After You Get the Vaccine
- After you are fully vaccinated
- Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
- Vaccine Misinformation
Some groups in Los Angeles County are already being vaccinated. These groups include staff who work in acute care hospitals, residents and staff at Skilled Nursing Facilities, and emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been shown to be safe and very effective in large studies that involved a diverse mix of people. These vaccines prevented 95% of cases of COVID-19 disease. While the vaccine stops people from getting sick, however, it is not yet clear if it stops them from spreading COVID-19 to other people. It is also not yet known how long they will be immune. So, everyone must still wear a face covering, physically distant, and not gather.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be free for everyone and will be offered to different groups in phases. It is likely to be available to the general public in Spring/Summer 2021. Please talk to your doctor or sign up for email updates to find out when the vaccine will be available to you.
As usually happens during a crisis, misinformation is circulating about vaccines and scammers are at work trying to cheat people out of their money. See the resources on this page for more information.
[Information is taken from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health website]
August 17, 2020
To: All Non-Residential Service Providers
From: Mary Lou Weise-Stusser
Re: Remote and Alternative Service Delivery Town Hall Meeting 8-19-2020
Over the last six months, WRC and our community have faced an ever changing world in which there are so many questions and far too few answers. Another change is on the horizon and it is important that you review this correspondence carefully.
The Directive that allowed for retention funding under the State of Emergency will cease effective August 31, 2020. DDS released Draft Emergency Regulations on August 14, 2020 establishing the requirements for Alternative Services Delivery. All non-residential service providers who are providing Alternative Service delivery must complete a Self –Certification Document as well as a one page description of how you are providing services. The documents can be completed by clicking on the link below: https://arsl.at/zfwel
Once you complete the Self-Certification and your one page service profile, click the completed button and it will be sent directly to WRC. The link also allows you to save a copy for your records. WRC is requesting the One Page Service Profile so that we may provide service coordinators the information that can be shared with families.
Please note, Remote and Alternative Services may not continue without the Self-Certification and one page Service Profile being completed in the link.
WRC will host a town Hall meeting on Wednesday August 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM to review this process and to answer questions. Register for the Town Hall by clicking here.
Westside truly appreciates the creativity, dedication and perseverance during this COVID-19 Pandemic!
Attention WRC Service Providers:
You are invited to join Westside Regional Center for an informational Town Hall Meeting with our Vendor Community. Join us to get the most up to date information about how we are responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, ask questions, and learn about what your agency may need to complete in order to prepare for re-entry.
Registration is required to attend the Town Hall event. Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.