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[ARCHIVED] LADPH COVID-19 and Vaccination Updates - February 5, 2021

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Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) COVID-19 and Vaccination Updates February 5, 2021. 

For additional vaccination updates, visit and en Español:

Vaccine Rollout Updates

LA County has administered more doses of vaccines than any other large county or large city in the U.S. As of January 25, the cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses received in L.A. County were nearly 1,000,000 and by the end of that week, 80% or nearly 800,000 doses had been administered.

Who is currently eligible to receive the vaccine?

  • Healthcare workers
  • Staff & Residents at Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Staff & Residents at Long-Term Care Facilities
  • LA County Residents 65 and Older

Schedule vaccine appointment:

  • To schedule a vaccine appointment at a County location, click here.
  • To schedule a vaccine appointment at a Non-County location, click here.

For those without access to a computer, the internet, or with disabilities, a call center is open to help schedule appointments daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please call 833-540-0473.

For more information, click here.

For information on how to receive your second dose, click here.

When Should I Get My Second Dose?

Pfizer vaccine - The second dose for the Pfizer vaccine is 21 days after your first dose. The date of the second dose appointment will be on the back of your white vaccination card.

Moderna vaccine - The second dose for the Moderna vaccine is 28 days after your first dose. The date of the second dose appointment will be on the back of your white vaccination card.

What Can I Do Until It's My Turn?

Continue to do your part to protect yourself and others from COVID-19:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a face covering when around others
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid crowds
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
  • Wash your hands often

Even after receiving the vaccine, please continue to use preventative measures for the following reasons

  • The vaccine is 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 illness. This is a really high level of protection for a vaccine, but it still means that 1 in 20 people who get the vaccine will not be protected.
  • We don’t know how well the vaccine stops the actual virus from being spread. Getting the vaccine stops the disease from making you feel sick, but you might still be able to spread it to others.
  • It takes up to 2 weeks after the last dose to get the best protection.

If you get COVID-19 after you have been vaccinated, you still need to isolate. And, if you have been in close contact with someone with COVID, you need to quarantine even if you have been vaccinated.

Click here for more information.

New Openings

Restaurants, breweries, and wineries are now open for outdoor dining. Details below. To read the full reopening protocol, click here.

Reminder for Social Gatherings

Public Health cautions L.A County is at a critical moment in the pandemic. The revised Los Angeles County Health Officer Order, issued on (January 29) is a detailed blueprint for everyone, businesses and individuals, to ensure we see a continued downward trend in the number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

The County remains in the most restrictive state tier – purple – because the number of new daily cases remain very high and transmission of COVID-19 is widespread throughout our county. Unfortunately, not adhering to Health Officer Orders will likely cause another increase in cases that we can’t tolerate.

Public Health encourages all residents and anyone who visits a restaurant or a retail outlet, or works onsite at a job in the county, to do their part. The COVID-19 virus remains very widespread in L.A. County and thousands of people continue to be infected every day, we ask that you stay home as much as possible.

Report a Complaint

With the recent reopening of certain sectors, it is imperative that businesses follow all the reopening protocols and directives to keep employees and customers safe. If you see a business not following these directives, you may report it to Environmental Health. To report a COVID-19 related complaint online, click here. Customer Call Center: (888) 700-9995, M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Mental Health Resources

If you’re feeling stressed, depressed or anxious and need to talk with someone, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental has resources available to help you during these trying times. Call LACDMH’s 24/7 Access Line (800) 854-7771 or Text “LA” to 741741 for mental health support, resources, and referrals. We are here for you.

Useful Links and Resources

COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard: Guiding metrics can be found here
COVID-19 Testing:
COVID-19 Safety Compliance for Business Owners and Employees: Click here

Mental Health Support: (800) 854-7771 or text “LA” to 741741 or visit

Headspace: Free mindfulness app

LA County’s Office of Immigrant Affairs:

Report a violation: Call (888) 700-9995 (M-F 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.) or   


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