Resources, assistance and what you need to know about the novel coronavirus
L.A. CARE MEMBERS - GET A $50 GIFT CARD FOR GETTING VACCINATED
Beginning November 1, L.A. Care Health Plan is offering a COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program to encourage eligible Medi-Cal and CalMediconnect (CMC) members to get COVID-19 vaccinated. Learn More.
CDC Recommends mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Over Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine
The CDC made this decision after reviewing the latest evidence on vaccine effectiveness, safety, and rare adverse effects. The mRNA COVID-19 Pfizer and Moderna vaccines offer better protection and aren’t associated with some of the rare adverse events reported after getting the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
If you received a J&J vaccine for your first dose, the CDC recommends you receive an mRNA Pfizer or Moderna booster two months later. If you already had a J&J booster, you don’t need to get another booster at this time.
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine offers protection against COVID-19, and is still available for individuals who prefer it and those who are allergic to the mRNA vaccines.
CDC Approves Mixing Vaccines for Booster Dose
Individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.
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.