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Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council

Mayor's Office Vaccine Updates

Posted on 01/12/21

FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC
 
Please visit www.VaccinateLACounty.com, our COVID-19 VACCINE webpage for the general public on Public Health’s website.
 
The webpage includes:

Key information from these webpages is provided below:
 
Who Will Get Vaccine When
 
The Vaccine Distribution page describes the phases and tiers of vaccination, with more information about how these phases may roll out. Green circles show groups of people who have been, or are being, offered vaccine. Red circles show groups who are waiting to be offered vaccine. This page is being updated regularly as the groups within each phase and tier are further refined.
 
How the phases and tiers were determined: Vaccine eligibility is determined by phases of prioritization developed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) through the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), as well as guidance developed by the State via the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). This planning is occurring in close coordination with state and local health departments to ensure appropriate planning and collaboration with community partners. Allocation policies will be dynamic and will be adapted based on vaccine performance, vaccine supply and demand, and other factors.
 
Where we are currently: We are currently administering vaccines in Phase 1A, Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. Phase 1A focuses on vaccinating frontline health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, in alignment with the recommendations of the ACIP based on risks of exposure and risks for severe illness. It is estimated that everyone in Phase 1A will have been offered at least one dose of vaccine by late January/early February. Please note that timings are estimates and may change according to factors such as vaccine supply and the state prioritization requirements. The phases and tiers will overlap.
 
What future phases will look like: Phase 1B vaccination efforts will focus on vaccinating persons aged ≥75 years and frontline essential workers and Phase 1C will focus on vaccinating persons aged 65–74 years, persons aged 16–64 years with high-risk medical conditions, and other essential workers. Please note that current Phase 1B and 1C distribution is based on CDC guidance and may be changed or updated by CDPH. The Vaccine Distribution page will remain updated to reflect any developments.
 
How Vaccine Will Get to People in Later Phases
 
When the vaccine is available to other groups of people, it will likely be given at:
·         Primary care clinics
·         Pharmacies
·         Some workplaces, and
·         Special vaccination sites run by Public Health and county, city, and community partners
No one will have to pay for the vaccine. A doctor or pharmacy may charge a fee for giving the vaccine, but it should be covered by public and private insurance companies. People without health insurance can get COVID-19 vaccines at no cost. There are no out-of-pocket payments.
 
While, with the exception of health care workers, there is no way to register or sign up to receive the vaccine at this time, plans are currently being developed at CDC for how persons within these broad groupings will be prioritized and how the vaccines will be delivered. To support local planning processes, the County has established a COVID-19 Vaccine Work Group, comprised of approximately 100 individuals representing more than 60 organizations, with committees focused on ensuring equitable distribution of the vaccine, establishing effective communications, and aligning resources.
 
 
FOR INDIVIDUAL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS WANTING TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE, AND FACILITIES WANTING TO ADMINISTER VACCINE
 
We have a COVID-19 Vaccine Healthcare Provider Information Hub.
 
The webpage includes:
  • Information on each of the vaccines available
  • Clinical considerations for vaccination
  • Upcoming webinars
  • Information on talking with patients
  • Information on becoming a COVID-19 vaccination provider
  • And more!
Key information from these webpages is provided below:
 
Becoming a Vaccination Provider
 
The COVID-19 Vaccine Healthcare Provider Information Hub has a section titled “Becoming a COVID-19 Vaccination Provider” to which interested facilities should refer. This information may evolve over time.
 
For questions, an entity wanting to be a vaccine administrator can contact our Vaccine Administration Provider Line (information at the same link as above). Please note this is only for entities with questions about being an administrator, not for the general public.
 
Vaccine Administration Provider Line 
-Questions about vaccine distribution, storage and handling, and guidance on registering to receive the vaccine through the CDPH enrollment website.
·         Monday through Friday, 8:00am- 5:00pm call 833-505-0761 or email [email protected].
 
How Healthcare Workers Sign Up to Receive the Vaccine
 
Individuals who are in Phase 1A,  (the phase we are currently vaccinating) may be informed by their employer if their employer is receiving vaccine distributions.
 
If not, a person who is a healthcare worker can learn more about the vaccine distribution process and sign up to receive the vaccine at our dedicated vaccine page: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/HCWSignup/. This page is only for healthcare workers.
 
Identification is required at the appointment. Our sign-up webpage states that, “You must bring one of the 4 sets of documentation listed below to your appointment in order to be vaccinated.
1.       HCW employee badge with photo
OR
2.       Professional license AND a photo ID
OR
3.       Signed letter from employer on facility letterhead AND a photo ID
OR
4.       Payment stub from a healthcare provider with your name AND a photo ID.”
 
To find out when vaccines are being offered to new tiers of healthcare workers, people can sign-up for email updates.
 

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