L.A. County Nears 5 Million Vaccine Doses Administered

  


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 48 new deaths and 752 new cases of COVID-19. To date, Public Health identified 1,224,503 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 23,431 deaths.


Of the 48 new deaths reported today, 19 people that passed away were over the age of 80, 10 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, 12 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64, three people who died were between the ages of 30 and 49, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 29.  Tragically, one youth under the age of 18 also passed away. Two deaths were reported by the City of Long Beach.


More than 4,715,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to people across Los Angeles County. Of those vaccinated, 1,652,149 people received second doses and 136,232 people received the single dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


As of April 6, 70.2% of L.A. County residents 65 and older received at least one dose of the vaccine. In total, 37.1% of the County’s population 18 and older have received at least one dose of vaccine.


Public Health continues to expand the number of sites offering vaccination services across the county. As of this week, vaccinations are administered at 566 locations. These sites include seven large community vaccination sites operated by the County, nine LA City vaccination sites, 24 hospital vaccination sites, 130 pharmacies, 199 federally qualified health centers and community clinics, and 197 additional sites provided vaccine directly by the federal government and the state. 


This week, 397,430 total doses were allocated to Los Angeles County. This allocation included approximately 151,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 128,000 doses of Moderna vaccine, and 118,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. With the additional doses shipped directly by the federal government to L.A. County providers, vaccination sites across the county had capacity to administer nearly 700,000 doses this week. Next week, Public Health is expecting to receive approximately 323,000 vaccine doses; a decrease of 74,000 doses from this week due to a reduced supply of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This allocation includes approximately 165,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 139,000 doses of Moderna vaccine, and 20,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


Of the nearly 323,000 doses of vaccine the County expects to receive next week, 70% of doses will go to sites located in the most vulnerable communities.  Fifty-seven percent of doses are needed for second dose appointments.


Additional doses will continue to be allocated directly from federal partners and the state to pharmacies, health clinics, FEMA sites, and multi-county entities. Together, Public Health hopes that slightly over 500,000 doses of vaccine will be allocated to vaccination sites across the county next week.


"We send our deepest sympathies to the families and friends grieving a loved one lost to COVID-19,"said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. "I encourage those already eligible for COVID-19 vaccination to not delay getting vaccinated. Now that we have expanded eligibility for vaccination to all adults 50 and older, and will soon be expanding to residents age 16 and older, effective April 15, I want to urge all employers to please give your employees time to get vaccinated when it is their turn.  We expect a rush for appointments in the coming weeks, and employees will need as much flexibility as possible to get their vaccinations."


There are 540 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 26% of these people are in the ICU. Testing results are available for more than 6,175,000 individuals with 18% of people testing positive. Today's daily test positivity rate is 1.3%.


Public Health is committed on ensuring an equitable distribution of vaccines and ensuring eligible residents and workers in hard hit communities have increased access to vaccines. For information about who is eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in L.A. County, how to make an appointment if it is your turn, what verifications you will need to show at your vaccination appointment, and much more, visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com  (Spanish). Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

 

 


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