LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Starting Thursday, people 18 years old and over can get a free Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at Los Angeles International Airport.
The on-site clinic will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday outside Terminal 6, adjacent to the airport's COVID-19 rapid test laboratory, and people interested in getting vaccinated can walk from any of the terminals or park in Structure 6. An appointment is not needed.
"LAX is our city's gateway to the world — and with vaccine operations coming to our airport, it can be a gateway to greater health and safety for Angelenos, visitors and travelers entering and exiting Los Angeles. Simply put: this vaccination site is another leg in our journey to defeating COVID-19," Mayor Eric Garcetti said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department — which is partnering with Los Angeles World Airports and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health — will administer the shots. People are considered "fully vaccinated" two weeks after getting jabbed. The J&J vaccine does not require a second dose, unlike the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
"We are proud to partner with the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to be one of the first airports to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccinations for travelers and employees," said Justin Erbacci, CEO of LAWA. "From our innovative COVID-19 testing lab to an on-site vaccination clinic, LAX is committed doing its part to support safe global travel and the reopening of our local economy."
More information about the vaccination clinic is available at FlyLAX.com/TravelSafely.