Music played over the speakers as families filed into the CCRC Head Start Osborne location in Arleta to receive their shot. Children as young as 12 stood alongside parents and grandparents, many getting their very first dose of the vaccine.
The Los Angeles Unified School District is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all students ages 12 and up for in-person learning and extracurricular activities. Students must be fully vaccinated by October 31 to participate in extracurricular activities. To attend in-person lessons, students must be fully vaccinated by December 19.
Scientists and health officials say the vaccine is safe and effective.
The free event was hosted in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) and Los Angeles County 3rd District. The Arleta Neighborhood Council, Los Angeles City 6th District (Invited), Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND), and Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) were also on site with useful information and resources.
We invite families to visit our second vaccine event on October 16. By that time, those who received their first dose of Pfizer at our event on September 25 will be eligible for their next dose. Medical staff will also be offering a first dose of the vaccine or, if eligible, a booster shot. The event will take place at the CCRC Head Start Osborne location from 9 a.m. to noon. Appointments are encouraged and can be made at MyTurnCA.gov but walk-ins are welcome. The vaccine is free and insurance is not required.
Libreria Cristiana Emanuel
9038 Woodman Ave, Arleta, CA 91331
*Be sure to input the Arleta area code 91331 when making an appointment on MyTurnCA.gov to find this location.