The good news in Los Angeles this week is the reopening of the largest Covid-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium. The bad news is that for the second week in a row, the city doesn’t have first doses of the vaccine.
Last week we only received 16,000 new doses. Mayor Eric Garcetti said, “This is about how many new doses we give each day.” This is 90,000 lower than the previous week. this is unacceptable “.
In a statement this week, Garcetti said the city had received only 58,000 doses of the vaccine. That’s much better than the 16,000 new doses last week, but about 35% less than the 90,000 doses delivered the week before that.
As a result, Garcetti said, “The city will give priority to individuals who are due for their second dose in the coming days.”
COVID-19 vaccine shortages will continue in Los Angeles next week; The second shots are only at the county’s massive POD sites, health officials say
This is bad news for an increasingly large group of people who qualify for vaccination.
“Due to the reduced level of overall supplies, approximately 4,600 first doses will be available throughout the week at the city’s latest location in Pierce College and the mobile vaccination clinics serving our most vulnerable communities.”
The city average was approximately 13,051 doses administered daily before the last deficiency.
You can read the mayor’s full statement at the bottom of this post.
Vaccine update: The City of Los Angeles will deliver 58,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine this week, most of which will be prioritized for second dose dates.
Until we receive a greater supply of vaccines, the availability of the first dose will be limited. https://t.co/Om37xZ9U8d
– MayorOfLA (MayorOfLA) February 15, 2021
Here’s Garcetti’s full statement:
Los Angeles County, which operates its largest network of vaccination sites, said Friday that it will not provide any initial vaccinations for the second week in a row.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that vaccination sites in the city will prioritize second doses this week. Local leaders continue to advocate for a greater supply of COVID-19 vaccines to the city and county of Los Angeles. However, until more shipments arrive, the first doses will be very limited.
“Our city has the tools, infrastructure and determination to vaccinate Angelenos quickly and safely – we simply need more doses,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Our density and population characteristics have made our region the center of this crisis in recent months, and thanks to a reliable and consistent supply of vaccines, we can get more vaccines into people’s arms, and reduce infection rates, hospitalization, death and defeat this epidemic once and for all.”
The City of Los Angeles is expected to receive just 54,000 doses of Moderna and 4,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines this week. According to guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and the County’s Department of Public Health, the city will prioritize individuals who are due for their second dose in the coming days. If the city receives additional supplies this week, more first dose appointments will be made available online at Coronavirus.LACity.org/VaxAppointment.
This week’s second dose dates were automatically scheduled for Angelinos who received his first dose from January 18 to 23 at Hansen Dam, San Fernando Park, Crenshaw Christian Center, Lincoln Park, and Dodger Stadium. Eligible patients should receive a text message and / or email with the details of their second appointment.
Due to the reduced level of overall supplies, approximately 4,600 first doses will be available throughout the week at the city’s newest location in Pierce College and mobile vaccination clinics serving our most vulnerable communities. Most of the vaccination sites in the city are set to open this week from Tuesday to Saturday; The Hansen Dam will reopen on Wednesday. The mobile clinics are scheduled to operate from Tuesday to Friday in Council Districts 8, 9 and 14.
Angelenos can visit Coronavirus.LACity.org/Vaccine to check availability of first dose appointment, sign up for notifications, and find more information about second dose dates.