LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, launched a new COVID-19 community vaccination clinic this week, in partnership with Fulgent Genetics and the Department of Parks and Recreation at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, 751 S Santa Anita Ave, South El Monte. The opening of this clinic will ensure that residents over the age of 18 can easily access a COVID-19 vaccine in the area of South El Monte and surrounding communities.
“Ensuring that every resident across the First District gains access to these life-saving vaccines remains of paramount of importance to me,” said Chair Solis. “The numbers tell us everything, and right now, we are seeing low vaccination rates among communities of color, particularly Latinx communities. By partnering with Fulgent Genetics and the Department of Parks and Recreation, we are expanding our range of access to reach residents in commonly known areas like parks.”
As of April 18th, only 30% of Latinx residents over the age of 16 had received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine clinic will allow residents to receive a vaccine locally, without having to travel to a County-run megaPOD.
The site will be open Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm and will deliver up to 200 vaccines per day. To schedule an appointment, community members and families can make appointments at vaccine.fulgentgenetics.com. People with appointments will be prioritized, but walk-ups are also accepted at this site.
For information on the site, please contact the First District’s San Gabriel Valley Field Office at 626-350-4500
Kimberly Ortega, Acting Communications Director, (213) 361-6435 or KOrtega@bos.lacounty.gov
Stephany Villaseñor, Communications Deputy, (213) 308-9017 or SVillasenor@bos.lacounty.gov