Resources, assistance and what you need to know about the novel coronavirus
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended a booster shot, or third dose, of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for certain high-risk individuals and groups who received their first two doses with Pfizer. This followed the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) emergency use authorization of a Pfizer booster shot.
The CDC recommends:
- people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their second Pfizer dose
- people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their second Pfizer dose
- people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their second Pfizer dose, based on their individual benefits and risks
- people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional settings may receive a booster shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least 6 months after their second Pfizer dose, based on their individual benefits and risks
If the first two vaccine doses received were Moderna, an additional dose of a Moderna should be considered for people with a moderate to severely compromised immune system due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments.
A booster is not currently recommended for those who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Please check with your provider to confirm if you qualify for and need a booster shot.
L.A. Care will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.
L.A. CARE IS NOW OFFERING FREE FACE MASKS
L.A. Care is committed to helping you stay safe and is now offering free face masks. Stay safe by wearing your mask, washing your hands, and avoiding crowds.
Everyone continues to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you need help with food, unemployment, or other issues, L.A. Care Community Link can show you services near you.
Enter your zip code at L.A. Care Community Link and select "search". When you're on the resources page, enter "covid19" in the search bar at the top.
You will see related services and help from many different community-based organizations and government agencies.
DON'T FORGET SELF-CARE!
COVID-19 has put all of us under a lot of stress. Some will feel worry, sadness and loneliness.
There are many services here to help anyone who feels stressed, anxious or lonely. CalHOPE is one — a free, crisis counseling, peer support call line (1.833.317.HOPE) to talk you through your struggles.
We're all having to change the way we do things. It's been challenging to our spirits, and can wear us down. L.A. Care Behavioral Health Director Dr. Michael Brodsky talked to KNX News about our pandemic fatigue.
L.A. Care offers more information and resources to help you take care of your mind and spirit, as well as your body.
Understand the importance of social distancing. Know the public health orders in place for all Angelenos.
Want to help others in your community? There are ways to participate in the fight against COVID-19 or support those in need.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has a tip line to report any violations of the safety protocols outlined in the Health Officer Order. Violations can be reported anonymously at 888-700-9995 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding holidays. To report violations online, visit www.publichealth.lacounty.gov. Public Health will take action and issue citations for violations, and repeat violations may result in business closure.