Los Angeles, CA – Today, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, signed an Executive Order directing the County’s Department of Public Health to make COVID-19 vaccinations appointments available to residents 65 years of age and older beginning on January 21, 2021.
“Over the past several weeks, the County of Los Angeles has administered the vaccine to frontline healthcare workers, so that they can stay safe while doing the important work of saving lives, and residents and staff in skilled nursing facilities, and long-term care facilities.
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been an enormous undertaking, especially during an unprecedented surge where cases, hospitalizations, and deaths continue to skyrocket.
However, if we are to ever get out of this dark winter, it is critical that we make headway vaccinating people 65 years of age and older as soon as possible – in line with Governor Gavin Newsom’s recommendations.
That is why I signed an Executive Order today directing the County’s Department of Public Health to make COVID-19 vaccinations appointments available to residents 65 years of age and older, beginning on January 21, 2021 – this is to allow for public health officials to adequately prepare for the rollout of the vaccine to this population.
Pursuant to this order, I expect the Department of Public Health to release information immediately so that our vulnerable residents can get the protection they deserve.”
To view the Executive Order, click here.
Residents can go to VaccinateLACounty.com for more information or watch Public Health’s COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall tomorrow, January 19 on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. A website and call center to make appointments will be announced in advance of Thursday, January 21.
CONTACT: Kimberly Ortega, Acting Communications Director, (213) 361-6435 or KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov