LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles will offer more than 70,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine this week, including 50,000 first-dose shots, but the city's large-scale vaccination sites are closed until Tuesday, officials said.
The city expected to receive about 50,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine, 20,000 from Pfizer and 2,000 from Johnson & Johnson, officials said Sunday.
"Each Angeleno vaccinated moves us closer to reopening our businesses, getting kids back in the classroom and returning to the embrace of family and friends," Mayor Eric Garcetti said. "Our city is determined to get shots into people's arms as swiftly and safely as possible because we know that's the best path to ending this pandemic once and for all."
The vast majority of doses will be administered at San Fernando Park, Hansen Dam, Crenshaw Christian Center, Lincoln Park, Pierce College, USC University Park and Dodger Stadium, officials said.
Those sites will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for Dodger Stadium, which will open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The city also has pilot initiatives for homebound and homeless people and the Mobile Outreach for Vaccine Equity (MOVE) program in Westlake, Panorama City, Pacoima, Baldwin Hills, South Park, Melrose Hill, and Highland Park.
The second-dose appointments this week are for Angelenos who received their first shot between February 23 and March 1. Second-dose patients should have received notifications with their appointment details recently by text and/or email. Patients should note that the date stamped on the CDC vaccination cards received after their first dose is not an appointment confirmation.
To make an appointment online, go to Coronavirus.LACity.org/VaxAppointment.