Resources, assistance and what you need to know about the novel coronavirus
On August 23, 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more.
As of August 14, 2021, Los Angeles County is administering third doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for certain immunocompromised residents originally vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna. This third dose can be administered at least 28 days following the second dose of the vaccine.
Ideally, individuals should be vaccinated with the same vaccine they received for the first and second dose, but if that is not possible, receiving a third dose with another mRNA vaccine is acceptable.
Individuals who qualify for a third dose include organ transplant recipients, people undergoing cancer treatment, people with advanced or untreated HIV and those on certain immunosuppressive medications.
L.A. Care and public health agencies encourage individuals who qualify for a third dose to speak to their healthcare provider to confirm their eligibility and get vaccinated. Third doses of the vaccines will be accessible through vaccination sites that currently offer Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Eligible individuals will be able to provide a self-attestation that they have a qualifying medical condition at these sites.
A follow-up dose is not currently recommended for those who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The FDA is still evaluating data on the effectiveness of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in immunocompromised individuals. COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are also not recommended for the general public at this time.
For more information, please visit Public Health’s website.
L.A. CARE IS NOW OFFERING FREE FACE MASKS
L.A. Care is committed to helping you stay safe and is now offering free face masks. Stay safe by wearing your mask, washing your hands, and avoiding crowds.
Everyone continues to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need help with food, unemployment, or other issues, L.A. Care Community Link can show you services near you.
Enter your zip code at L.A. Care Community Link and select "search". When you're on the resources page, enter "covid19" in the search bar at the top.
You will see related services and help from many different community-based organizations and government agencies.
DON'T FORGET SELF-CARE!
COVID-19 has put all of us under a lot of stress. Some will feel worry, sadness and loneliness.
There are many services here to help anyone who feels stressed, anxious or lonely. CalHOPE is one — a free, crisis counseling, peer support call line (1.833.317.HOPE) to talk you through your struggles.
We're all having to change the way we do things. It's been challenging to our spirits, and can wear us down. L.A. Care Behavioral Health Director Dr. Michael Brodsky talked to KNX News about our pandemic fatigue.
L.A. Care offers more information and resources to help you take care of your mind and spirit, as well as your body.
Understand the importance of social distancing. Know the public health orders in place for all Angelenos.
Want to help others in your community? There are ways to participate in the fight against COVID-19 or support those in need.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has a tip line to report any violations of the safety protocols outlined in the Health Officer Order. Violations can be reported anonymously at 888-700-9995 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding holidays. To report violations online, visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov. Public Health will take action and issue citations for violations, and repeat violations may result in business closure.