The City of West Hollywood is encouraging community members to stay up to date on vaccinations and limit the spread of COVID-19 and seasonal influenza (flu) during the autumn and winter seasons.
The City of West Hollywood will host two Vaccination Clinics on Saturday, December 16, 2023 to provide community members, including adults and children six months and older, with free updated COVID-19 vaccines and up-to-date seasonal flu shots. The morning clinic will take place at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., located at 780 N. San Vicente Boulevard. The afternoon clinic will take place at Fiesta Hall at Plummer Park from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Vaccinations will be provided on a drop-in basis; no advance registration is required.
Vaccination Clinics will be operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in partnership with the City of West Hollywood and the Office of Los Angeles County 3rd District Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath.
Many respiratory viruses circulate year-round in the US and California, typically with more activity in the autumn and winter seasons (October through March). Respiratory viruses can cause cold or flu-like symptoms and serious illness in some people. Illness can be spread through coughing or sneezing, a lack of handwashing, or through indirect exposure in crowded indoor spaces. Being up to date on vaccines is important to help lessen transmission and severity of illness.
Vaccination Clinics will offer the latest versions of vaccines. The COVID-19 vaccine has been updated to target Omicron XBB strains, now the dominant strains in LA County. The flu vaccine is updated each year to provide the best match for dominant strains. Vaccines are safe and staying up to date on both flu and COVID-19 vaccinations is a powerful way to help prevent severe illness and hospitalization. People can get both vaccinations at the same time.
For additional details about vaccines, please visit the LA County Public Health vaccine information webpage at PublicHealth.lacounty.gov/Vaccines.
For community members who cannot attend the Vaccination Clinics on Saturday, December 16, 2023, there are many resources available to stay up to date on vaccines. To find a vaccination site or to make an appointment, please visit www.VaccinateLACounty.com. For more vaccine information, visit PublicHealth.lacounty.gov/Vaccines. Community members who are homebound or have difficulty leaving home safely can request a free home visit for vaccinations. Request an appointment at PublicHealth.lacounty.gov/VaxatHome. There should be no out-of-pocket costs for the updated COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of insurance or immigration status.
For additional information about vaccines, talk with your health care provider or pharmacist, or call the LA County Public Health Call Center at 1-833-540-0473, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For reporters and members of the media seeking additional information about vaccinations in LA County, please contact the Los Angeles County Department of Public at [email protected].