A COVID-19 vaccination site is scheduled to open Tuesday at Union Station in an effort to equitably distribute vaccines and inoculate hard-to-reach communities with low vaccination rates.
The clinic will be open Mondays through Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Union Station East Portal, which people can reach by taking the escalator to the top of the east portal, which faces the Patsaouras Bus Plaza.
The site will offer all three vaccines, with the Pfizer one available to anyone 12 years old or older. Minors will need a parent or guardian with them in order to receive a dose, according to LA Metro. The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are available to people 18 years old and over.
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The Los Angeles Fire Department, in partnership with CORE, will operate the site, and people can walk up without making an appointment. Those who want to plan ahead can make an appointment here.
On Monday, the Los Angeles-based medical diagnostic testing service Total Testing Solutions announced it set up three vaccination sites at LA Metro stations to help inoculate areas with low vaccination rates.
Through that program, people can get a free Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Crenshaw Station on the C Line; the Del Amo Station on the A Line; and the Harbor Gateway Transit Center on the J Line. Vaccines are available from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays without an appointment, but people can also make an appointment at totaltestingsolutions.com.
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The map tracks the number of doses administered by a recipient's county of residence according to the The California Department of Public Health.