“Vax for Vax” – WeHo City Encourages Community to Get Vaccinated

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    The City of West Hollywood is encouraging the community get vaccinated. The city is getting the word out that there is ample supply of vaccines in the Los Angeles County region to prevent against COVID-19 disease. Getting vaccinated is the single-most effective way to protect against illness and community spread of the coronavirus and is the most important step in getting back to normal.

    The latest data from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (May 23, 2021) indicates that more than two-thirds of West Hollywood residents, 68.2 percent (23,394 people), have received at least one dose of vaccine. The percentage is a calculation based on 2019 population estimates from the Los Angeles County Internal Services Department.
    As a destination for dining, nightlife, and entertainment, the City amplifies its ‘Get Vaccinated’ message to those throughout the region and the state. The more people who get vaccinated, the safer everyone will become as new COVID-19 variants emerge and as the economy continues to open across sectors.

    “We’re finally at a stage of the pandemic where there’s a good supply of vaccine availability,” said City of West Hollywood Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath. “Getting back to normal means we must all do our part to get vaccinated and to encourage people we know to get vaccinated. No matter which vaccine you choose, please get vaccinated.”

    Health officials urge all people to get vaccinated and people ages 12 and older are now eligible to receive a vaccine. Visit www.VaccinateLACounty.com to sign up for a vaccination appointment. For people without access to a computer or the Internet, or people with disabilities, an LA County call center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to help schedule appointments at (833) 540-0473.

    Additional information, such as links to West Hollywood-area drug store chains offering vaccinations, is available on the City of West Hollywood’s website at www.weho.org/coronavirus in the Vaccines and Testing Information section.

    Los Angeles County is offering in-home COVID-19 vaccinations for homebound community members. To register for an in-home vaccination, community members should visit the LA County Public Health website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup to complete and submit an online form. Once the request form is submitted, LA County assigns a local provider. The provider then reaches out directly to the community member to review eligibility and schedule the in-home vaccination. For questions about the program, or to register by phone, call (833) 540-0473.

    The County is also deploying Mobile Vaccine Teams for groups of 10 or more. To register to host a Mobile Vaccination Site, organizations such as religious institutions, workplaces, senior centers, nonprofit agencies, community organizations, and other locations should visit the LA County COVID-19 Mobile Vaccine Team website area to complete and submit an online form: https://tinyurl.com/y8w4cvhz. The LA County Mobile Vaccine Phone Bank will then reach out to provide more information and help answer questions.

    Vaccines by Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson are available in Los Angeles County. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks or more after they have received the second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two weeks or more after they have received the single-dose Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. For up-to-date answers to frequently asked questions about vaccines from the LA County Public Health, please visit: www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/about/FAQ-Vaccine.pdf.

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