To safely, effectively, and expeditiously vaccinate as many Californians as possible against COVID-19, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Thursday, March 11, 2021, began providing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to new patients at the Mobile Vaccination Clinic (MVC) located at the Baldwin Hills in Los Angeles. This MVC will continue to administer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to new patients and is operated in conjunction with the large-scale Community Vaccination Center (CVC) at Cal State Los Angeles in East Los Angeles.
This is one of two CVC sites in the state of California, the other located at RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland. Both CVC sites will continue to administer Pfizer second dose vaccinations to individuals who previously received their first dose at either the main CVCs or at the MVCs associated with these sites.
Following the completion of the Pfizer second doses at the two main CVC sites, Cal OES and FEMA will begin administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to new patients. As of March 11, 2021, nearly 150,000 Californians have received their Pfizer first dose vaccinations at the walk-up, drive-thru, and mobile sites associated with the CVC in Los Angeles.
Johnson & Johnson is a single-dose vaccine as compared to the two doses required for Pfizer and Moderna.
The transition to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for new patients at these sites will allow more people to be vaccinated in less time, while continuing to provide a vaccine that is safe and highly effective at preventing COVID-19, including hospitalization and death.
Members of the public may check their eligibility for vaccination, sign up for notifications, and schedule appointments in select areas through https://myturn.ca.gov/.
Vaccine appointments at the two CVCs are available to eligible individuals by visiting the state’s My Turn website or by calling 833-422-4255.