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.
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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- ✓ UNDERSTAND BASIC VACCINE DETAILS
Find out how the vaccine works.
- ✓ LEARN POTENTIAL HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS
Talk to your primary care physician about allergies, pregnancy, and other conditions.
- ✓ FIND LOCATIONS
Be flexible amongst providers such as Kaiser, CVS, City and County (in which you live) sites, and Dodger Stadium.
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 informationCity of LA Info LA County Info CDC Info
Here are some useful links to help keep you informed and up-to-date:
City of Los Angeles COVID-19 website
Disaster Service Workers
- County of Los Angeles COVID-19 website
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 website
- World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 website
- Emergency Network Los Angeles
California Department of Public Health
- ITA Connect
Keeping LA Well
The following FAQs have been developed to provide guidance on personnel issues regarding COVID-19.Protocols for Office Worksites Return to Work Safety for Employees Return to Work Safety for Supervisors FAQs for Employees COVID-19 Workplace Safety Standards Procedures for Addressing a COVID-19 Positive Case in the Workplace
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.
Below you will find links to different articles and documents that can be helpful when telecommuting:
WORKPLACE SAFETYCity Attorney's COVID-19 Prevention Program Template
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations