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COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone and will be distributed to different groups in phases. Vaccines will likely become available to the general public in Spring 2021. Please talk to your doctor or a healthcare provider and sign up for email updates to find out when the vaccine will be available to you. As expected during a pandemic, misinformation is circulating about vaccines. Read the information here to learn more about the vaccine and how it will be made available. Ver Página en Español.

Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective in large studies that involved a diverse mix of over 70,000 people. There was a lot of research done on the virus that causes COVID-19 before this pandemic. Scientists had a head start developing the kind of vaccine that would work best to fight this virus. Government money was spent to get companies to work on this vaccine and put all of their scientists to work on it around the clock. Every step was followed to make the new vaccine and be sure it is safe and some of the steps were done at the same time instead of one after another to safely expedite development. These vaccines prevented 95% of cases of COVID-19 disease.

Vaccine Distribution

The City, County, and other providers have set up vaccination sites across the County. Track Vaccine Distribution Phases and Tiers in Los Angeles County on the County of Los Angeles Public Health website (

Find out if you’re eligible to be vaccinated — and be alerted when it’s your turn — by checking California’s My Turn tool ( or by calling the California COVID-19 hotline at (833) 422-4255 (available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

The city of Los Angeles has partnered with Carbon Health to administer vaccines. Sign up on Carbon Health’s website ( All L.A. County residents who are eligible can make an appointment through Carbon Health or sign up to receive notifications when appointments are available.

In addition, all eligible L.A. County residents, including people who live in the city of Los Angeles, can go through the county public health agency website ( to make an appointment. Click on “book an appointment” or call (833) 540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.

If you are not yet eligible, sign up for the vaccine newsletter at the top of the county’s website to receive updates.

Answers to questions about the vaccine can be found on the Carbon Health website's FAQ page (


Residents who received a vaccine at a location run by LA City Fire Dept., will receive an email and text from Carbon Health within the next two weeks with information about their second appointment. Those whose second appointments are due earlier will be prioritized for notification.


Residents who were vaccinated at other sites across the county, including pharmacies, and health centers, please contact the provider or site where you were vaccinated if you have not heard from them about your second dose appointment. They will be able to give you information regarding that appointment.