Reposted from here with additions (e.g. Keck USC article from Marco)
Three new COVID-19 vaccines have received emergency authorization for use in the U.S. The vaccines are similar and are highly effective at preventing disease. Two vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) are messenger RNA (or mRNA) vaccines that require two doses, and one vaccine (Johnson & Johnson) is a single-dose vaccine. The vaccines are reactogenic, which means they can cause sore arm, fatigue, headache, and even low-grade fever that lasts one or two days. These reactions indicate that the vaccine is working and the immune system is responding. For more information on the vaccines, please see:
- Johnson & Johnson (approved for ages 18 years and over only)
- Moderna (approved for ages 18 years and over only)
- Pfizer (approved for ages 16 years and over only)
Pasadena’s plan for the distribution and administration of a COVID-19 vaccine follows the guidelines and requirements of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
If you are a healthcare worker, contact your employer or complete the form below for more information. If you are a long-term care facility resident, contact your caretaker. In many parts of Pasadena and Los Angeles County, CVS and Walgreens pharmacies will administer the vaccines in long-term care facility staff and residents. Pasadena residents and the community should coordinate with their healthcare providers.
Where can I get the vaccine?
Pasadena residents should contact their healthcare provider or local pharmacy for vaccine availability.
California Department of Public Health My Turn: https://myturn.ca.gov
For more information on vaccine availability at local pharmacies, visit:
- Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/pharmacy/covid-qualifier
- Vons: https://www.vons.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html
- Pavilions: https://www.pavilions.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html
- Ralphs: https://www.ralphs.com/rx/covid-eligibility
- CVS: https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine
- Walgreens: https://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/covid-vaccine.jsp
To view more information on COVID-19 vaccination locations by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/covidvaccinedistribution/.
COVID-19 Vaccinations for Pasadena Residents and Workers – Limited COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Pasadena Residents and Workers
Vaccines may be available at Kaiser Permanente locations for members and non-members. To view appointments and determine if you are eligible, visit https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/health-wellness/coronavirus-information/covid-vaccine/vaccination-eligibility.
For those without access to a computer or the internet, or with disabilities, the call center is available to help schedule appointments.
- Pasadena Citizen Service Center (626) 744-7311: open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Los Angeles County 833-540-0473: open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- California COVID-19 Hotline 833-422-4255: open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.