As of the end of 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had granted Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for two COVID-19 vaccines, which have been shown to be safe and effective based on data provided by the manufacturers (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) and findings from large clinical trials.
The supply of COVID-19 vaccines will be limited for the first few months, which means that the vaccine will be offered to different groups of people at different times.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched a COVID-19 Vaccine webpage that includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), a link to the LA County Vaccine Distribution information page, which outlines the phases and tiers for distribution of the vaccine, and a subscription option to receive alerts and updates directly from the County regarding vaccine distribution.
Malibu Vaccine Distribution
The City of Malibu is in active conversations with local medical providers to prepare for and support a mass vaccination site if needed. Whether or not a mass vaccination site is needed depends on how many doses the local medical providers receive. If they only receive a small number of doses that is manageable to administer in their offices, then that is how it will be done. However, if the number of doses is too large to effectively administer through their offices, then the a mass vaccination site will be established. Local medical providers are not expected to receive the vaccine until late January or early February.