Pfizer booster shots are now available in Los Angeles County, according to the county’s public health department.
Boosters are being offered to only some people who got their second Pfizer dose at least six months ago.
They include residents of long-term care facilities, seniors and younger adults at high risk due to underlying health problems or because of the work they do, including health care workers, teachers and grocery store employees.
L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said existing vaccination sites should be able to handle the demand for boosters, while still prioritizing new vaccinations.
“We think it’s pretty easy for us to be able to administer 130,000 COVID doses a day through the existing sites with the existing sites ramping up their own capacity without opening up the handful of mega-sites we need to have last year when we started both in December and then earlier this year,” said Ferrer.
“We don’t have the same situation this time. When we started administering doses we didn’t have 1300 permanent vaccination clinics across the county. We didn’t have 400 mobile teams."
For those looking to get a booster, take your vaccination card, a photo of it or a digital record of the first two Pfizer doses. Some sites may ask those getting jabbed to sign a form saying they meet the eligibility criteria.