Getting Vaccinated in L.A. County is Easier Than Ever
2,361 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County and 5 New Deaths
LOS ANGELES, Aug 2 – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) continues to offer vaccines at many different sites across the County to make it as easy as possible for eligible residents to get vaccinated. Many sites are open on weekends and have evening hours and vaccinations can be obtained at many sites without an appointment.
Public Health continues to improve access to vaccine. Hundreds of community health workers are providing local residents with information in multiple languages on available vaccination services in hard hit communities and helping residents schedule appointments, arrange for transportation, and access additional support. Mobile vaccine teams continue bringing vaccinations into the neighborhood places where people gather. Currently, there are vaccination sites set up at retail stores, parks, recreation centers, and many other gathering places all over the county to make getting vaccinated more convenient.
If there is a special event, organization or workplace where people may need to get vaccinated, you can request a mobile vaccination unit to provide vaccines. Public Health encourages you to visit the Find a Vaccination Provider page to request a visit at your workplace, organization, or special event from a mobile vaccination unit or other vaccination partners in the community to provide vaccines.
This week, there are 772 sites offering vaccinations including pharmacies, clinics, community sites, and hospitals and 312 sites where mobile teams are offering vaccinations, which are concentrated in higher-need, harder hit areas.
Public Health confirms 2,361 new cases of COVID-19. The number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Of the 5 new deaths reported today, one person who passed away was between the ages of 65 and 79, three people who passed were between the ages of 50 and 64, and one person who passed was between the ages of 30 and 49. To date, Public Health identified 1,305,704 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,690 deaths. Testing results are available for more than 7,350,000 individuals with 17% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 6.2%; the rate was 1.3% on July 2.
There are 1,096 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. This is a nearly four-fold increase in one month; on July 2, only 280 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 illness.
“For the families who are mourning loved ones who have passed away, we are mourning with you,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “Vaccinations are widely available throughout L.A. County and are free of charge to anyone, regardless of their country of origin or immigration status. Many sites are open on weekends and have evening hours and government IDs and/or insurance are not needed. Because of the high rate of community transmission in L.A. County and across the nation, increasing vaccination rates is critically important to curtailing the Delta variant. It is never too late to get vaccinated and get protected.”