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    Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved one of the strictest COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the nation, requiring that everyone ages 12 and up must be fully vaccinated before entering bars, gyms, restaurants, or other indoor facilities.  The City Council voted 11-2 in favor of the ordinance and is expected to take effect in early November. FILE: A COVID-19...
    LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to enact one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates -- a sweeping measure that would require the shots for everyone entering a bar, restaurant, nail salon, gym or even a Lakers game.The ordinance requires proof of full vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours for indoor restaurants, bars, gyms,...
    Health authorities in Los Angeles County, California, said more than 25% of new COVID-19 cases are among the population fully vaccinated against the virus. The number of cases among fully vaccinated people has risen slightly since last month, when only 20% of breakthrough cases were reported in vaccinated individuals, according to Fox 11. Still, case rates are rising slower in...
    LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – A group of Long Beach community organizations have come together to hold a COVID-19 vaccination event with a twist: the vaccine recipients will receive a free marijuana joint. The “Joints for Jabs” event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 24 at Houghton Park, located at 6301 Myrtle Ave. READ MORE: Los...
    DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A new mobile clinic opened Thursday at the Walt Disney Concert Hall as Los Angeles County works to better reach arts and cultural workers.Walgreens partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to host the mobile bus clinic, which is part of a nationwide bus tour.The clinic is open between 9 a.m. and...
    A Nevada man was charged Wednesday with stealing hundreds of blank COVID-19 vaccine cards from a Southern California vaccination center. Muhammad Rauf Ahmed, of Las Vegas, allegedly took more than 500 cards from the center at the Pomona Fairplex in April. DEROY MURDOCK: AMERICA IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A CRIME SURGE. IT'S UNMISTAKABLE WHO SHOULD GET THE BLAME The...
    LOS ANGELES -- Officials nationwide have been coming up with ever-more lucrative ways of urging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and now one of sports fans' most prized items is being offered in Los Angeles County: free Lakers season tickets.During a virtual briefing on Thursday, county Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer announced that anyone over age 18 who...
    Los Angeles children ages 12 and up can begin getting the Pfizer vaccine today. The new directive comes two days after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced 12- to 15-year-olds could safely receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The newly qualified age group represents about 500,000 Los Angeles adolescents, according to a statement from the county Public Health Department....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Deaths from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County topped 24,000 for the first time this week. County public health officials reported 24,003 COVID-19 deaths Monday, even as case rates remain low and stable and there are hopes of reaching herd immunity by this summer. READ MORE: Hollywood Bowl Releases Summer Schedule, Includes 5 Free Shows For Healthcare...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Deaths from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County topped 24,000 for the first time this week. County public health officials reported 24,003 COVID-19 deaths Monday, even as case rates remain low and stable and there are hopes of reaching herd immunity by this summer. READ MORE: Hollywood Bowl Releases Summer Schedule, Includes 5 Free Shows For Healthcare...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Although there has been a sharp drop in the demand for the coronavirus vaccine, Los Angeles County’s public health chief said Thursday there are no immediate plans to close mass vaccination sites. Motorists make their way past the Cal State Los Angeles coronavirus vaccine super site in Los Angeles, Calif., on May 3, 2021. The site...
    Many sites in the city and county of Los Angeles are now offering opportunities for residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine without having to make an appointment. Officials say the additional walk-up availability is aimed at lowering a potential barrier to vaccine access — as not everyone has the time or technological resources to navigate online booking platforms. ...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Dodger Stadium coronavirus vaccination super site, one of the largest in the nation, will close sometime in May, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Friday morning. Vehicles wind their way through the parking lots at Los Angeles Dodger Stadium for COVID-19 vaccinations on Feb. 25, 2021. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images). Garcetti said in a...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A large number of people in Los Angeles County may be overdue for their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Nathan Sanders gets his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson on Thursday, March 18, 2021. When asked if he’ll do anything special now that he’s vaccinated Sanders said,...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- As Los Angeles County makes progress in its vaccination efforts, officials say a concerning amount of residents are not getting their second dose of the vaccine.Figures released Monday showed that nearly 278,000 people in the county may be overdue for their second dose, possibly due to concerns about side effects or a belief that one shot...
    Los Angeles County public health authorities on Sunday reported 408 new cases of the coronavirus and five related deaths. New cases and deaths are often lower on weekends because not all laboratories report results. Even so, the figures continue to indicate that the region has so far avoided the variant-driven surge that has troubled some other states, such as Michigan....
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles County reported 408 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths Sunday, though health officials said the relatively low numbers may reflect delays in weekend reporting. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 444 Saturday to 407, according to state figures, while the number of those patients in intensive care rose...
    Los Angeles residents this week will have several new options for obtaining a COVID-19 vaccine, including a new clinic in Chinatown and a site in East Los Angeles offering doses without appointments Monday. The latest developments come on the heels of the city’s announcement that residents 16 and older are eligible for a vaccine at city-run sites beginning Tuesday. The...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County will see a dip in its supply of doses next week due to what is expected to be a temporary shortfall in availability of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson shots.The lack of supply comes as vaccine eligibility in California expands to everyone aged 16 and over starting Thursday.But while the decline in the...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to receive his COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles County on Thursday.The 53-year-old governor is expected to get the one-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.Check back here at 9:20 a.m. to watch the vaccine being administered live. This comes as even more Californians are now officially eligible to get their shot. Any resident 50 and older...
    Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to receive his COVID-19 vaccine in Los Angeles County on Thursday.The 53-year-old governor is expected to get the one-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.Check back here at 9:20 a.m. to watch the vaccine being administered live. This comes as even more Californians are now officially eligible to get their shot. Any resident 50 and older...
    INGLEWOOD (CBSLA) — Millions more Californians are preparing to become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine this week. Los Angeles County will receive 340,000 doses of the vaccine, including about 14,000 doses of the single-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. READ MORE: Woman Struck, Killed By Car In Lancaster After Possible Robbery Officials said that 57% of the appointments this week will...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — After two undocumented women were denied their COVID-19 vaccinations at Rite Aid stores in Orange County, community groups are reassuring immigrants that they can receive the vaccine regardless of their status. Antonia Esparza performs a temperature check on people arriving for their single-dose Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccine rollout targetting immigrants and...
    Los Angeles County public health officials have come out with a timeline for some high school students to be vaccinated.Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer on Wednesday said all students over the age of 16 should be eligible to receive the vaccine by May 1."Those are now available for all teachers and staff at L.A. County schools and hopefully, in...
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday said he expects the coronavirus vaccine to be available to anyone in the county by early summer. Currently eligible to get the vaccine are residents over 65, nursing home residents, health care and essential workers and some school employees. Residents with certain underlying conditions will be eligible to get the vaccine starting next week....
    EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County officials and Saint John's Well Child and Family Center partnered with other East Los Angeles leaders to open up a COVID-19 vaccine site at the Civic Center to help residents in East L.A., Boyle Heights and Southeast LA."I can tell you a lot of hard work went into making sure the people...
    We’re back to March. In some ways, it has never stopped being March. But some things have changed. For instance, we now have three vaccines authorized to be administered in the United States. And as of the first of the month, if you are in tier 1B, you are eligible to get one in Los Angeles County. If you’re elsewhere...
    WILLOWBROOK, Calif. (KABC) -- Dozens lined up Friday to get their COVID-19 vaccine at a community clinic in South Los Angeles, where residents have been hit hard by the virus.For the next few weeks, clinics in that area run by MLK Community Healthcare will offer free Pfizer vaccines to eligible community members, including health care workers and people over the...
    COMPTON (KABC) -- Opening day at this new Compton college vaccination site and hundreds of first doses are being given out.Jim Mangia, CEO and President of St. John's Well Child and Family Center said, "Clearly South Los Angeles is the hardest hit community with the most Covid cases and Covid deaths.The network of clinics has led the way in providing...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- More than 12,000 vaccination appointments scheduled for Friday in Los Angeles will be delayed because of bad weather across the country, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday afternoon.At least two major shipments, totaling more than 60,000 doses, have been held up in Kentucky and Tennessee because of icy roads and grounded flights amid a massive winter weather...
    State health officials have notified COVID-19 vaccine providers across California that effective March 15, vaccines can be provided to anyone aged 16-64 with severe underlying health conditions.Those conditions would include cancer, chronic pulmonary disease, heart conditions or kidney disease that put them at risk of severe illness or death if they contract the virus.The new guidance also allows vaccinations for...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- While Los Angeles County officials had cautioned that most large vaccination sites this week would be focused on administering second doses, Dodger Stadium had extra first doses available on Tuesday.The Los Angeles Fire Department said there were about 7,000 appointments available as of 1 p.m.More than 1 million doses of vaccine have already been administered in...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Health officials across the Southland are concerned that Super Bowl gatherings coupled with Valentine's Day weekend and a low supply of COVID-19 vaccines could lead to the next surge in cases.The daily number of new infections and the hospitalization rate have been steadily declining over the past month in Los Angeles County, but officials warned the...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- While the pace of administering COVID-19 vaccines has been dragging due to limited supplies, Los Angeles County health officials insist the county is exceeding the progress of other large jurisdictions and is getting doses into people's arms as quickly as possible."Although our doses are limited, we have immunized so many amongst the most vulnerable of our...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles County's Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer will be meeting with restaurant owners and employee unions on Wednesday to discuss additional required safety measures.Outdoor dining in Los Angeles County will be allowed to resume on Friday. Pasadena and Long Beach have their own health departments, and patio dining has resumed.L.A. County previously restricted dining...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- As Los Angeles County makes coronavirus vaccinations available to residents 65-year-old and over, public health officials say doses are in "extremely limited supply.""To county residents who are 65 and older please understand that how soon you can get a vaccination depends on the number of doses we receive every week," L.A. County Public Health Director Dr....
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Dodger Stadium is now operating as one of the nation's largest covid-19 vaccination sites. Currently, only healthcare workers and residents and staff at skilled nursing facilities are eligible to receive the shots, but some worry about a vaccine shortage.Actor Sean Penn's nonprofit Core Response is working with the city. The group's co-founder said Dodger Stadium is...
    LOS ANGELES -- The death rate during the COVID-19 pandemic is so high in Los Angeles County that an emergency order has been issued lifting environmental limits on the number of cremations that can be performed every month.The death rate in the region is double what it was before the pandemic, leading to a big backlog at hospitals, funeral homes...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California reported 669 COVID-19 deaths — the second-highest daily death count — on Saturday and the nation’s most populous county announced it had detected its first case of a more transmissible strain of the coronavirus Public health authorities in Los Angeles County confirmed its first case of the variant of COVID-19 first detected in the United...
    J Brazil approved two vaccines for emergency use against the coronavirus Sunday as the country’s death toll from the disease it causes neared 210,000 and some of its hospitals grappled with an oxygen shortage.   The country’s health ministry said Sunday that the death toll was nearing 210,000, the second highest in the world after the United States.   Brazil...
    Public Health officials on Saturday, Jan. 16 confirmed the faster-spreading UK variant of COVID-19 has reached Los Angeles County — on the same day the county surpassed the grim milestone of one million confirmed COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began. An infected person, only described as “male,” recently “spent time” in L.A. County before traveling to Oregon, where he is...
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