The Cal State Los Angeles mass vaccination site will allow any adult to line up for a COVID-19 vaccine between Thursday and the end of Sunday, the governor’s emergency services office said Wednesday evening.
The decision comes about a week before the state, starting April 15, officially allows any Californian 16 and over to be vaccinated.
This decision was made because there has been excess capacity at the Cal State LA site in recent days to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
Thousands of meeting slots were not booked by eligible individuals through the MyTurn registration system. As a result, vaccinators at the site were allowed to vaccinate adults going to the site without an appointment – including people who did not meet the eligibility criteria, said Brian Ferguson, spokesperson for the Office of Services. emergency.
“Over the past few days, we haven’t been able to fill all of the appointments,” said Ferguson. As a result, the on-site staff “began to move. [Wednesday] is the day he took off.
Anyone 18 and over will be allowed to line up to get vaccinated at the Cal State site in Los Angeles between Thursday and Sunday night, Ferguson said.
“As long as the vaccines remain available, we will vaccinate until we are out,” he said.
People can wait to see if vaccines are available in the site’s pedestrian zone, Cal-OES spokesman Greg Renick said.
Vaccines will continue to prioritize appointments made through the state’s MyTurn system, which can only be performed by people aged 50 or older, people with underlying health conditions, and people who work in specified essential jobs, such as health, education, child care, emergency services and food and agriculture. People can sign up for an appointment on the myturn.ca.gov website or by calling (833) 422-4255.
The Cal State Los Angeles vaccination site, located on the city’s Eastside at 5151 State University Drive, is now managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. The management of the site will be entrusted to the city of Los Angeles on Monday morning.
The Cal State LA vaccination site is open between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. People do not have to live or work in LA County to be eligible for a walk-in vaccination at the Cal State Los Angeles site.
The Cal State LA site administers the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one dose.
Other counties have decided to go faster than state guidelines in allowing all adults, as well as some teenagers, to have access to the vaccine.
In Southern California, Kern, Riverside and San Bernardino counties have made anyone 16 years of age and over eligible to get the vaccine.
Orange County allows anyone aged 16 and over living in four hard-hit zip codes – 92701 and 92703 in Santa Ana; 92805 in Anaheim and 92844 in Garden Grove – to be vaccinated.
In the Bay Area, Alameda County allows anyone aged 16 and over living in a dozen hard-hit postcodes to get vaccinated, including the neighborhoods of Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo unincorporated.
Elsewhere in California, a number of northern counties – such as Contra Costa, Butte, Shasta, and Nevada – are among those that have opened up vaccines to people 16 and older; most require beneficiaries to live or work in these counties. Yuba and Sutter counties have made COVID-19 vaccines available to anyone 18 years of age and older who lives or works there.
the UC Davis Health System in the Sacramento area is also vaccinating people aged 16 and over.
All COVID-19 vaccines are free to anyone living in the United States, regardless of immigration or health insurance status.