How to join COVID vaccine eligibility updates in L.A.



The vaccine is right here. Properly, kind of.

When you’re a healthcare employee or a nursing residence resident or employees in Los Angeles County, you might be eligible for the vaccine now. It’s now not restricted solely to frontline medical employees: Healthcare employees like chiropractors, speech therapists, acupuncturists, and individuals who present care in mortuaries, pharmacies, dental workplaces and extra are actually eligible. (See the county’s complete list here.)

On Wednesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom introduced that people 65 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. However distribution is being performed on the county degree, not state, and L.A. County says it hasn’t vaccinated enough people within the higher-priority teams to start providing vaccines to folks over 65.

“The present precedence is to finish vaccinations of Part 1A — our frontline healthcare employees and employees and residents at expert nursing services,” the county public well being division wrote in a tweet. “As we close to the tip of Part 1A, we are able to look to beginning vaccinations for teams inside subsequent part — 1B, beginning with those that are 65 and older as introduced by the Governor.”

That isn’t the case in all places. In Orange County, residents 65 and older can join a vaccination appointment by means of Othena. The Orange County Well being Care Company tweeted that greater than 10,000 folks signed up on the primary day it was obtainable.

However in the event you stay in L.A. County, you most likely can’t make an appointment for a vaccine simply but. However each the county and an affiliated vaccine clinic are letting folks signal as much as obtain an electronic mail when it’s their flip.

How to enroll to seek out out when you will get a vaccine

Go to Los Angeles County’s public health agency website (publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/vaccine/index.htm) and enter your electronic mail within the field to the left and click on “submit.” That can signal you up for the county’s COVID-19 vaccine electronic mail publication, which is able to embrace updates and knowledge on which teams are eligible to get vaccinated.

Additionally, go to Carbon Health’s website (carbonhealth.com/covid-19-vaccines) and enter your line of labor, date of beginning, and reply whether or not you have got COVID-related well being dangers. You may be prompted to schedule an appointment in the event you’re eligible, and to affix the waitlist in the event you aren’t.

Data for different counties:

What are you able to do whilst you wait?

The identical belongings you’ve been doing since March:

Till you’ve gotten your second dose of the vaccine and waited an applicable period of time to develop antibodies, the most secure place to be is at home.