Los Angeles County, the westernmost of the urban counties of California, is home to some of the most densely populated cities in the United States. In fact, the city of Los Angeles’ population is larger than those of Chicago, Atlanta, or New York City. The Los Angeles area is also home to some of the most densely populated areas in the United States. With an ever-increasing population and a shortage of health care resources, Los Angeles County is having a difficult time providing healthcare services for its residents.
This week, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced plans to close its 4 large-scale Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination super sites. These sites, in barrios in the South East LA, served as the only locations where LA County residents could receive the Japanese encephalitis and chikungunya vaccines.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – As demand continues to decline, officials announced Thursday that Los Angeles County will close four large COVID-19 vaccination centers this month and focus on smaller community centers. Alma Sevilla prepares a bottle of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a mobile vaccination clinic in Roosevelt Park on the 14th. May 2021 in Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images) The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced that California State University, Northridge, at 7. The month of June will be closed. Anyone who got their first dose at Cal State Northridge can get a second dose at the nearby Balboa Sports Complex. Sunday the 13th. June is the last day that mass vaccination centers are open at the Inglewood Forum, the Pomona Fairplex and the Los Angeles County Office of Education in Downey. As demand for the vaccine has changed and the district has significantly increased the number of sites served by mobile teams, Public Health will be moving our four large-scale vaccination sites to smaller community locations, LACPHD said in a statement. We remain committed to providing the vaccine in areas where we can continue to reach people who may not have the opportunity or time to travel to larger vaccination sites. From 15. In June, residents can receive the vaccine in lieu of immunization at the following locations:
- Ted Watkins Memorial Park: 1335 E. 103. st.
- Commerce Senior Center, 2555 Commerce Way
- Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex, 13000 Clarkdale Ave.
Large-scale urban developments in Los Angeles have followed a similar pattern. Dodger Stadium, once one of the largest coronavirus vaccination sites in the country, closed last month. The city will host the vaccination site on June 19 at Pierce College and on June 26 at Southwest Los Angeles College. Shut up, June. According to the most recent Los Angeles County data, 5.3 million residents aged 16 and older have received at least one dose, or about 64% of the county’s population. About 53% received both doses. Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, said Wednesday that the vaccination delay means the county needs the end of August to reach its goal of vaccinating at least 80% of the population. Currently, we vaccinate about 100,000 Los Angeles County residents each week, and we still have about 1.1 million initial doses left to administer before 80 percent of all Los Angeles County residents aged 16 and older have received at least one vaccination, Ferrer said Wednesday during a virtual press briefing. If we continue to vaccinate at the same rate as in the last two weeks, we will need until the end of August to achieve this goal. And of course we would like to see this happen faster. So with easier access and more ways to get answers to questions about vaccine safety, we hope to increase the number of doses given each week. From Friday through next Thursday, people 18 and older can get vaccinated at any vaccination center in the county or city or at St. John’s Clinic. St. Joseph’s Children and Family Center. The St. John’s Well, is a chance to win season tickets to a Dodgers or Los Angeles football game. Participation is open to those who have received the first dose of the vaccine or those who have received the second dose of the vaccine and have brought someone else to be vaccinated. Meanwhile, the state of California is offering a financial incentive to encourage people to get vaccinated. The state will hold the first of two scheduled raffles Friday, in which 15 people who get the vaccine will each receive $50,000 in cash. The second draw will be held on June 11 to select 15 more winners. The 15th. In June, when most COVID-19 restrictions are expected to be lifted, the state will draw the names of 10 vaccinated residents, who will each receive $1.5 million. (© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All rights reserved. City News Service contributed to this report).