Pasadena Public Heath Department gives Pasadena firefighters the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Fire Station 36 in Pasadena on December 28, 2020. Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG

Los Angeles Public Health is ramping vaccinations for [eligible] priority groups. That said, severe shortages of the COVID 19 vaccine will limit how many residents will get vaccinated in the coming days and weeks. There has also been expressed frustration with the website used to sign up.  

The County launched five new large-scale vaccination sites that began operation on Tuesday and adding several more pharmacies and health care clinics, according to Public Health.

Vaccinations are now available by appointment for those in phase 1A and county residents aged 65 years and older. 

The five sites, which were chosen for their regional accessibility and their ability to handle large capacities of people, are:

  • Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
  • The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
  • California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA 91330
  • A. County Office of Education, 12830 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
  • Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy, Valencia, CA 91355

According to Public Health-- large-scale vaccination sites will be able to vaccinate approximately 4,000 people per day at each site, significantly increasing the number of frontline healthcare workers vaccinated. 

Vaccinations are free, and available to all who are currently eligible, regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage. For those who have insurance, coverage information may be requested as part of the appointment scheduling process.

Residents can visit to schedule an appointment for the vaccination. Some people expressed frustration with the website on Tuesday --saying several prompts were confusing. There has been no word from Public Health in regards to online issues or updates.