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Lakewood residents and all L.A. County residents age 65+ can now register for COVID vaccination

Los Angeles County residents, including Lakewood residents, who are 65 or older can now schedule appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine either online or by phone.
 
Here’s how:
  • Visit VaccinateLACounty.com to sign up online and see the types of proof of eligibility documents to bring.
  • For those without internet access, call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. for assistance with reservations and information.
  • NOTE: Due to high volume, the county website and phone number above have periodically stopped functioning. If you notice that, please try back.
Vaccinations are free, and available to all, regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage. For those who have insurance, coverage information may be requested as part of the appointment scheduling process.
 
The vaccine supply is still extremely limited, and Los Angeles County continues to urge patience as they work urgently with federal and state partners to expand capacity and supply in the weeks ahead.
 
As of Tuesday, Jan. 19, L.A. County is operating five large capacity vaccination sites, chosen for their regional accessibility:
  • Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 91768
  • The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305
  • California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330
  • L.A. County Office of Education, 12830 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia, CA 91355
These large-scale vaccination sites aim to vaccinate 500,000 Los Angeles County residents in a month.
 
Residents have other options too for making an appointment for a vaccine. More than 75 pharmacies in L.A. County have registered to provide vaccinations, including to those age 65+. This includes the pharmacies at the Vons at Woodruff & South and the Vons at Woodruff & Carson. As of 4 p.m. on Jan. 19, the reservation system at VaccinateLACounty.com shows no available time slots for those two pharmacies. Residents may wish to check back on the website in coming days. The City of Lakewood will monitor that situation and inform our residents when there is greater vaccine availability at local pharmacies and other locations.
 
Vaccine allocations are also going to large healthcare provider organizations like Kaiser Permanente and Providence Health and Services. You can also check with your healthcare provider, who may direct you to a preferred location for the vaccine.
 
For up-to-date information on L.A. County’s vaccine program, visit VaccinateLACounty.com.
 
“Overall, I see this as a positive development in Los Angeles County and for the residents of Lakewood,” said Mayor Todd Rogers. “While the County of Los Angeles controls the distribution of the vaccine, the city will continue to offer our facilities and staff if it will speed the further distribution of the vaccines. And we’ll keep our residents updated on the continually evolving developments in vaccine availability.”
 
This article was released by the City of Lakewood.