Community Vaccination Center Weekly Update: CVC Pilot Mission in Final Week, But Vaccinations Continue


The state-led, federally supported Community Vaccination Centers (CVCs) in Los Angeles and Oakland will complete their 8-week pilot mission Sunday, April 11. The City of Los Angeles has agreed to manage the Los Angeles operation, as of April 12, and the state is continuing discussions with Alameda County about running the Oakland CVC after April 11, when CVC vaccines shift from direct distribution by the federal government to distribution by the state. The CVCs have administered more than 600,000 shots. The numbers below tell the rest of the story.

How many have been vaccinated?

April 1, the CVCs moved to provide only single-dose Johnson & Johnson shots to new patients. J&J shots maximize the number of people vaccinated in less time yet provide safe and effective COVID-19 protection. Below are the number of vaccine doses given at each center by each available method: Drive-thru, Walk-thru, and Mobile clinics.

LOS ANGELES CVC, 5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles (Los Angeles County):

  • Drive-thru, 224,034; Walk-thru, 39,966; Mobile, 43,021
  • Total: 307,021

OAKLAND CVC, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland (Alameda County):

  • Drive-thru, 252,440; Walk-thru, 31,684; Mobile, 45,449.
  • Total: 329,573

All shots for both centers: 636,594 (Numbers include first and second Pfizer shots and J &J vaccinations.)

FAQs about COVID Shots

Why are the CVCs transitioning to different management?

The initial 8-week federal-state CVC pilot mission will conclude Sunday as the sites transition to local control. During the course of this mission all 6,000 doses of vaccine per day for eight weeks for each CVC will have been delivered, in addition to thousands more after the J&J vaccine was approved. In the next phase, CVC management shifts to local control. FEMA is prepared to leave in place all locally hired employees and the three mobile units associated with each CVC. FEMA will continue to cover 100% of the costs to operate each location.

As FEMA’s CVC mission nears completion, are shots still available?

Appointments for the J&J vaccine at both CVCs in Los Angeles and Oakland remain available through April 11. Up to and after that date (for other locations), sign up for an appointment at the state’s MyTurn website or by calling the Vaccination Hotline 833-422-4255.

Who is now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination in California?

In addition to those in the state’s eligibility Phase 1b, all residents age 50 and older are eligible, as are those 16 and older with certain high-risk medical conditions, disabilities, or illnesses (such as cancer, Down syndrome, or sickle cell disease) or who live or work in environments that increase the risk for COVID-19 (including those experiencing homelessness). Starting Thursday, April 15, all residents age 16 and older will be eligible.

Source: State of California