U.S. Food and Drug Administration Authorizes Second Booster Dose of Two COVID-19 Vaccines for Older and Immunocompromised Individuals

[Excerpt from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration]

Today, we authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and certain immunocompromised individuals.

We previously authorized a single booster dose for certain immunocompromised individuals following the completion of a three-dose primary vaccination series.

This action will now make a second booster dose of these vaccines available to other populations at higher risk for severe disease, hospitalization, and death.

We amended the emergency use authorizations as follows:
➡️ A 2nd booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be administered to people 50+ years old at least 4 months after receipt of a 1st booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
➡️ A 2nd booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to people 12+ years old with certain kinds of immunocompromise at least 4 months after receipt of a 1st booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
➡️ A 2nd booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 4 months after the 1st booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine to people 18+ years old with the same certain kinds of immunocompromise.

Today’s action applies only to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, and the authorization of a single booster dose for other age groups with these vaccines remains unchanged.

We will continue to evaluate data and information as it becomes available when considering the potential use of a second booster dose in other age groups.

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Drive-Thru Clinic


Updates on COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility


All groups in Phase 1A are eligible to be vaccinated.


All groups in Phase 1B are eligible to be vaccinated.

Individuals 50+

Individuals 16+

  • 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.)

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Los Angeles County for 3/15/2021

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.


Phase 1A


Phase 1B


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.



  • VaccinateLACounty.com
  • My Turn
  • VaccineFinder.org
  • 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






LA County COVID-19 Vaccine

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]

Remote and Alternative Service Delivery Town Hall Meeting 8-19-2020

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!

WRC Vendor Town Hall This Thursday

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.