COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION

Information about the COVID-19 vaccines, mandates and the City's resources and memos on the pandemic response are listed below.  If you do not find the information you need, please contact your HR liaison.

HOW TO GET THE VACCINE

Vaccines are available through a network of providers across LA County, including County sites, City sites, pharmacies and health providers.

When you go to your appointment, please make sure to have your identification and appointment confirmation ready.  Be prepared to wait in line, too.

To schedule with the County or City, visit

WHAT TO EXPECT

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the vaccine does not contain a live virus; You will not be infected with COVID-19.

The vaccine is free to everyone. Your doctor or pharmacy may charge a fee, which your insurance should cover. People without insurance can get the vaccine with no out-of pocket cost/payments.

When you select a site, you can choose one with a specific type of vaccine (both doses should be the same), and select walk up or drive through. Wear clothing that allows easy access to your upper left arm. Be prepared to wait.

There are two different, but equally effective, vaccines. Both vaccines require two doses to be fully protected. Effectiveness is 94% with two doses. Make note of which vaccine you are given as it affects the timeline of your second dose.

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mandated vaccine exemptions

For City employees, if you would like to file a medical or religious exemption from the mandated vaccination requirement, please review the procedures below, complete the applicable documents, and submit them. You will also need to set up mandatory weekly testing. Please click Testing Set Up below to complete the process.

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  1. UNDERSTAND BASIC VACCINE DETAILS
    Find out how the vaccine works.
  2. LEARN POTENTIAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS
    Talk to your primary care physician about allergies, pregnancy, and other conditions.
  3. FIND LOCATIONS
    Be flexible amongst providers such as Kaiser, CVS, City and County (in which you live) sites, and Dodger Stadium.

AFTER VACCINATION

You will need to be monitored on-site for any allergic reaction for approximately 20 minutes.

Per the CDC, you may experience side effects. They are normal signs your body is building up protection and should dissipate in a few days. Some common side effects include pain or swelling at the injection site, fever, chills, tiredness, or headache.

Schedule an appointment to receive your second dose 21 days after receiving your first dose for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine or 28 days for the Moderna vaccine.

Continue to wear a mask, practice social (physical) distancing, stay six feet apart, avoid gatherings, and limit indoor activities to protect yourself and others who have not yet received the vaccine.

more information

City of LA Info LA County Info CDC Info

Telecommuting

To address the health concerns of our employees, the City of Los Angeles has created procedures for Emergency COVID-19 Telecommuting. Employees may have the option of telecommuting when a department determines it is possible based on exposure risk, vulnerable populations or other factors that develop in this changing situation.

Instructions Online Application PDF Application Cornerstone Cares Remote Work Trainings LinkedIn Learning Remote Work Trainings Tips on Telecommuting

WORKPLACE SAFETY

City Attorney's COVID-19 Prevention Program Template
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations
Stop The Spread: Cover Coughs & Sneezes Illustration
Stop The Spread: Stand Back, Social Distancing Illustration
Stop The Spread: Feeling Sick? Stay Home! Illustration
Stop The Spread: Wash Your Hands, 20 Seconds Stops the Spread Illustration