The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) issued a health advisory on September 14, 2023. This advisory shares information about 2023-2024 COVID-19 vaccines.
- The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older receive a 2023–2024 COVID-19 vaccine (monovalent mRNA, XBB.1.5) to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19. Some children 6 months through 4 years of age and immunocompromised individuals may need more than 1 vaccine dose.
- Vaccine providers must now use traditional pathways for COVID-19 vaccine procurement, distribution, and payment for both privately insured and public payers. Vaccines should still be provided to all patients free of charge.
- Vaccine will be available to uninsured children and adults for free through the Vaccine for Children Program and Bridge Access Program, respectively.
- Providers who do not offer the vaccines can advise patients, including those who are un- or underinsured, to find a vaccination location at ph.lacounty/vaccines. Vaccines will start to become available by the end of this week.
Read the full LAC DPH Health Advisory: 2023-2024 COVID-19 Vaccines.