Vaccines are crucial tools in the fight against deadly infectious diseases. When the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available to you, we strongly encourage that you receive it.
Keck Medicine is working diligently to coordinate the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines to our patients, in adherence with supply availability and guidelines from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vaccine supply remains limited — we ask for your patience as we work with county and state officials to secure supply and ensure everyone who is eligible can be vaccinated as soon as possible.
As of March 1, those eligible for vaccination include:
- People 65 or older
- People ages 16 to 64 who work in health care, education and childcare, emergency services or food and agriculture
You will be asked to provide proof of age or other eligibility. For employment-based eligibility status, please bring proof of employment, such as an ID badge or pay stub.
Once invited, appointments for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. You must have an appointment to receive a vaccination.
To reduce crowding on the day of your appointment, please arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. If you arrive more than 30 minutes before your appointment time, you will be asked to wait in your vehicle.
If you are eligible for vaccination, please call (800) USC-CARE (800-872-2273) to schedule your appointment, while appointments are available.