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L.A. Care Teams with Trusted Community Partners on COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics In Vaccine-Hesitant Communities

Monday, January 10, 2022

These Clinics are Part of the Health Plan’s State-Approved COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

L.A. Care Health Plan, the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan, is hosting at least a dozen new vaccine clinics starting this week, and is supporting more than a dozen others, targeting Los Angeles County communities where vaccine rates are lower than the general population. The health plan is working with schools, colleges and faith-based organizations to reach communities where vaccine hesitancy is, in part, fueling the new surge in coronavirus cases, and preventing us from gaining control over the pandemic.

The health plan is especially interested in boosting vaccination numbers among its Medi-Cal members. The vaccination rate for L.A. Care’s Medi-Cal members is currently 65.4 percent compared to the countywide rate of 88.8 percent.

Misinformation has spread like wildfire over social media platforms since the beginning of the pandemic. This has exacerbated the hesitancy challenge. L.A. Care is partnering with trusted community partners to help spread facts about the vaccine’s safety and efficacy, and ultimately it could help ease concerns and get more shots into arms.

These efforts are part of a multifaceted effort the health plan has undertaken to increase COVID-19 vaccinations in L.A. County. L.A. Care’s vaccination response plan was accepted by the state last September. While the Medi-Cal vaccination rate remains lower that the health plan would like, the rate has jumped more than 20 percent since the state accepted the plan, and the health plan hopes that this latest round of clinics will provide another boost.

Here is a list of the L.A. Care-hosted events, all of which will be walk-up events, except for the January 29 event at First AME Church which will include a drive-thru event:

Wednesday, January 12
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar

Thursday, January 13
10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue, Van Nuys

Saturday, January 15
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Macedonia Baptist Church
1751 E. 114th Street, Los Angeles

Saturday, January 15
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Zion Temple Community Church
1315 E. Vernon Avenue, Los Angeles

Wednesday, January 19
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar

Thursday, January 20
10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue, Van Nuys

Saturday, January 22
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Park Hills Community Church
5247 Overdale Drive, View Park

Wednesday, January 26
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar

Thursday, January 27
10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue, Van Nuys

Saturday, January 29
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
First AME Church
2270 S. Harvard Boulevard, Los Angeles

Thursday, February 3
10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue, Van Nuys

Saturday, February 5
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar

Thursday, February 10
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles

Saturday, February 19
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ward AME Church
1177 W. 25th Street, Los Angeles

Additional L.A. Care-hosted events may be added.

 

About L.A. Care Health Plan

L.A. Care Health Plan serves more than 2.4 million members in Los Angeles County, making it the largest publicly operated health plan in the country. L.A. Care offers four health coverage plans including Medi-Cal, L.A. Care Covered™, L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and the PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan, all dedicated to being accountable and responsive to members. As a public entity, L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for L.A. County's low-income communities, and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose. L.A. Care prioritizes quality, access and inclusion, elevating health care for all of L.A. County. For more information, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

 

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