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Vaccine Resources and Information for the Public

This page contains helpful information about COVID-19 vaccines including vaccine safety, the importance and benefits of getting vaccinated, what to expect when getting a vaccine, and more.

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Remember:

  • The COVID-19 vaccine is free.
  • Vaccines are available for everyone 6 months of age and older.
  • You will not be asked about your immigration status when you get a vaccine.
  • Insurance is not required.
  • No appointment is needed at many locations.

Note: 6-18-22 COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone 6 months of age and older. The resources on this page are being updated to include the new Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for children 6 months through age 6. Please see CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations for Children and Teens for the current information.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to common questions about the COVID-19 vaccines that are available in LA County.

Vaccine FAQ: General

Answers to common questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

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Vaccine FAQ: Getting a Vaccine

Answers to common questions about how and when to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and what to bring.

English | 한국어 | Español | Tiếng Việt
(translations pending)
Revised 06/22/22

Vaccine FAQ: Safety and Side Effects

Answers to common questions about side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine FAQ: How Vaccines Work

Answers to common questions about how COVID-19 vaccines work.

Vaccine FAQ: Immunocompromised People

Answers to common questions about COVID-19 vaccines for people with severely weakened immune systems.

English | Español
(translations pending)
Revised 06/27/22

Vaccine FAQ: Fully Vaccinated and Up-to-Date

Answers to common questions about when a person is considered fully vaccinated or up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines.

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(translations pending)
Revised 06/27/22

Vaccine FAQ: Booster Doses

Answers to common questions about COVID-19 booster doses.

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(translations pending)
Revised 06/27/22

Vaccine FAQ: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, and Fertility

Answers to common questions about how COVID-19 vaccines impact fertility and pregnancy.

Vaccine FAQ: Children

Answers to common questions from the CDC about children’s COVID-19 vaccines for parents and guardians.

Vaccine FAQ: Vaccine Basics

Answers to common questions about COVID-19 vaccines.

English | Español
(translations pending)
Revised 06/22/22

Vaccine Information

Key information about types of vaccines, side effects, booster doses, and more.

CDC: Vaccines for COVID-19

A link to CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine webpage.

COVID Vaccine Schedules

A schedule of when to get each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Timing of Second Vaccine Dose

A flyer that explains the recommended schedule for getting a second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

Vaccine Facts

A flyer that explains how and why to get a vaccine.

English
(translations pending)
Revised 06/29/22

CDPH Vaccine Fact Sheets

Risks and benefits of each vaccine to help choose which vaccine is right for you.

CDC: How COVID-19 Vaccines Work

A link to CDC’s webpage that describes how COVID-19 vaccines work.

CDC: Ensuring COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

A link to CDC’s webpage that describes how we monitor the safety of vaccines.

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Site Near You!

This document is currently under review.

COVID-19 Vaccine & Fetal Cell Lines

Answers to tough questions about fetal cells and vaccine development.

Vaccine Facts for Parents

A summary of key information about children and COVID-19 vaccines.

English
(translations pending)
Revised 06/29/22

Preventing Spread for Parents with Unvaccinated Children

A flyer that explains how families can protect unvaccinated children and slow the spread.

Why Routine Childhood Vaccinations Matter

A flyer that explains why children should get their routine vaccines.

Vaccine Facts for Teens

A flyer that explains how and why teenagers should get a vaccine.

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(translations pending)
Revised 06/29/22

Vaccine Facts for Teens in Foster Care

A flyer that explains how teenagers in foster care can get a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Revised 05/21/22

Vaccine Facts: Fertility and Periods

A flyer with safety information about fertility, periods, and COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccine Facts: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

A flyer with important safety information about COVID-19 vaccines for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

CDC: COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

A link to the CDC’s guidance on getting COVID-19 vaccines while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine

A link to additional guidance and resources about pregnancy, breastfeeding, and COVID-19 vaccines.

Society of Breast Imaging

Screening mammography recommendations for women receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

FDA: Pfizer Information for Recipients

Detailed information and FAQs for people who get the Pfizer vaccine.

FDA: Pfizer Vaccine FAQ for Children 5-11

Detailed information and FAQs for recipients and caregivers about the Pfizer pediatric vaccine.

FDA: Moderna Information for Recipients

Detailed information and FAQs for people who get the Moderna vaccine.

FDA: Johnson & Johnson Information for Recipients

Detailed information and FAQs for people who get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

CDC: Boosters and Additional Doses for Non-FDA Approved Vaccines

Instructions for boosters and additional doses for people who got a non-FDA approved vaccine.

Risk of Myocarditis and Pericarditis

Answers to questions about rare side effects of Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

How to Get Vaccinated

Instructions on how to find a vaccine site near you, what to expect before and after your vaccine, transportation services, and digital vaccine records.

Vaccine Locator Tool

A tool to search for a vaccine location near you.

Vaccine Step-by-step Guide

Instructions to use the Vaccine Locator Tool.

Transit & Paratransit for People with Disabilities

A link to a webpage for people who need help getting to a vaccine site.

CDC: What to Expect at Your Appointment

A link to a webpage that explains what happens at a vaccine appointment.

CDC: What to Know About the Second Booster Dose

Description: A flyer with information to consider when deciding to get a second booster.

How to Get a COVID-19 Test

A list of easy ways to find a COVID-19 test in LA County.

Vaccine Side Effects

A link to a webpage that describes what symptoms to expect after you get a vaccine.

Access Your Vaccination Records

Instructions on how to access your digital COVID-19 vaccine record.

Digital Vaccine Record FAQ

Answers to common questions about digital vaccine records.

Vaccine Verification and Digital Vaccine Record

A short video about how to access your digital COVID-19 vaccine record.

Avoiding Misinformation

These materials show you how to find accurate information about COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine Myths and Facts

Detailed information to help correct myths about COVID-19 vaccines.

5 Ways to Spot Misinformation

A checklist to check the accuracy of COVID-19 information online.

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Revised 07/07/21

How to Avoid Vaccine Scams

Ways to identify fake testing, contact tracing, vaccines, and more.

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Revised 10/18/21

CDC: Vaccine Misinformation

A link to CDC’s webpage on myths and facts about COVID-19 vaccines.

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