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New and Noteworthy - COVID-19 Vaccination

Information about the COVID-19 vaccination program is changing frequently. Please check this site often and be sure to refresh your browser to view updates.

  • Timing of second COVID-19 vaccine dose: The CDC has updated its guidance regarding the timing of the second dose. While the second dose should be administered as close to the recommended interval as possible, the second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines may be scheduled for administration up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose. If the second dose is administered beyond these intervals, there is no need to restart the series. For more information see CDC Clinical Considerations
  • CAHAN Disease Notification-Providers are advised that they can immediately resume the administration of lot 41L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine that was temporarily paused on Sunday. See full statement
  • Summary Of Findings Concerning Reports of Adverse Events Following Receipt of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine in San Diego (1-20-21) The Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommended that use of this lot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine could resume in California and continue in other states represented in the Workgroup. See Recommendations 
  • LAC DPH COVID-19 Information: Age 65 and Older Now Eligible for Vaccine & Vaccine Mega-Pod Reminder LAHAN

Upcoming webinars

  • CDC/IDSA COVID-19 Clinician Calls Weekly Series - Saturdays at noon PST. 1/23/21 Ask the Expert: Vaccine Q&A with Sara Oliver, MD, Co-Lead, COVID-19 Work Group of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, CDC Register for Webinars
  • Pfizer Training Sessions Series - Webinars are twice daily every weekday at 7am and 2pm PST through January 15. WebEx links and codes

View recorded webinars

Becoming a COVID-19 Vaccination Provider

DPH greatly appreciates the partnership of health care providers and organizations to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to their patient population and their surrounding community members. If you are interested in becoming a vaccination provider, visit the Vaccination Partner Checklist to review all the requirements.

Information for Patients

DPH Resources

  • Vaccine information for the publicwebpage: includes FAQs, vaccine myths, and vaccine scams. Patients can also sign up to receive email newsletters with vaccine updates. Materials are available in multiple languages.
  • Vaccine Distribution in Los Angeles County webpage– explains how decisions about vaccination are made and lists the phases and tiers of vaccine distribution EnglishSpanish

CDC Resources - Answering patients’ questions about COVID-19 vaccine:

  • Engaging in Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations webpage
    • Techniques for effective conversations webpage
    • Tips and sample scripts of how to answer likely questions webpage
    • Common Questions People May Ask Healthcare Professionals 2 page handout
    • Patient FAQs

FDA Resources

  • Vaccine EUA fact sheets for recipients and caregivers PfizerModerna

Recorded Webinars

  • COVID-19 Winter Surge & Vaccine Rollout - Is Hope on the Horizon?: 1-19-21 Virtual Grand Rounds host by the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS) and the California Medical Association (CMA). covidroundsca.org.
  • COVID Conversations 1-13-21 Focuses on logistics of distribution and administration of the vaccine in California, as well as prioritization and allocation strategies. Hosted by the California Immunization Coalition in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics-California Recording
  • CDC COCA Call: COVID-19 Vaccines: Update on Allergic Reactions, Contraindications, and Precautions 12-30-20 Slides Recording
  • LAC DPH: COVID Vaccination rollout for FQHC's and Community Clinics 12-29-20 Recording (requires password: AhRkAu8c)
  • CDC COCA Call: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines 12-18-20  Slides Recording
  • ASCO/IDSA Webinar: The COVID-19 Vaccine & Patients with Cancer  12-17-20 Recording
  • CDC COCA Call: What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety - 12-14-20 Slides, Recording.
  • LAC DPH COVID-19 Vaccine Preparation Checklist for Acute Care Hospitals 12-9-20.  Recording (requires password: TpbsZ6uM)
  • IAC webinar with CDC Speakers COVID-19 Vaccination Implementation and the “Vaccinate with Confidence Strategy” 12-3-20 Recording & Slides
View upcoming webinars

Contact DPH

Vaccine Administration Provider Line -Questions about vaccine distribution, storage and handling, and guidance on registering to receive the vaccine through the CDPH enrollment website.

Vaccine Clinical Provider Line –Clinical questions about COVID-19 vaccines including but not limited to contraindications, precautions, side effects, post vaccination assessment

  • Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm, call 213-240-7941. For time-sensitive questions after hours, call 213-974-1234 and ask for the on-call clinician

Medical professionals interested in supporting the COVID-19 response:

COVID-19 Vaccine Summary

Vaccine trial data and information from FDA are below:



  • Jackson et al. An mRNA Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2-Preliminary report. NEJM 2020;20:1920-1931.
  • Moderna Announces Primary Efficacy Analysis in Phase 3 COVE Study for Its COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Press Release 11-30-20
  • Moderna vaccine: CDC webpage  FDA webpage(includes fact sheets for Healthcare Providers and  Recipients and Caregivers in multiple languages)

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