COVID-19 Vaccination Website Opens at Dignity Well being Sports activities Park in Carson – NBC Los Angeles
What to know
- The organizers hope to vaccinate 20,000 low-income residents over 65 years of age at the event.
- Appointments can be made on the Carson website at myturn.ca.gov or by calling 1-833-422-4255.
- Los Angeles is expected to receive only 54,000 doses of Moderna vaccines and 4,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines this week.
On Monday, a new COVID-19 vaccination center was opened at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, offering first-dose vaccinations throughout the week by appointment only.
The website is a joint initiative of Dignity Health, LA Galaxy and Dignity Health Sports Park and will be open Monday through Friday this week from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“It is so important that we do all we can to help our most vulnerable communities,” said Julie Sprengel, president of Dignity Health’s Southwest Division. “Our mission has always been to improve the health of the people we serve and eliminate health inequalities. We are grateful that the LA Galaxy, Dignity Health Sports Park and the AEG also recognize the importance of protecting the most powerful Recognize those at risk from COVID who are disproportionate. I am also very proud of the more than 200 Dignity Health employees who enthusiastically volunteered for this important initiative. “
The organizers hope to vaccinate 20,000 low-income residents over 65 at the event.
“As Carson City Council continues our fight against COVID-19, we sincerely thank Dignity Health and Dignity Health Sports Park for increasing their commitment to vaccinate those hard hit by this pandemic across Los Angeles,” said Carson Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes said.
Appointments can be made on the Carson website at myturn.ca.gov or by calling 1-833-422-4255.
Meanwhile, the City of Los Angeles reiterated Monday that their vaccination centers would prioritize the second dose this week due to the lack of vaccine doses.
The federally administered site opens this week. Toni Guinyard will report for Today in LA on Monday, February 15, 2021.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said Los Angeles is expected to receive only 54,000 doses of Moderna vaccines and 4,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines this week.
“In accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the County Department of Public Health, the city will prioritize people whose second dose is due in the coming days,” the mayor’s office said. “If the city receives additional care this week, additional first-dose appointments will be available online at Coronavirus.LACity.org/VaxAppointment.”