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Interval between doses of vaccine
Interval between doses of vaccine

When to get your second dose

You need 2 doses of vaccine to get the most protection:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech doses should be given 3 weeks (21 days) apart
    • For example, if you got a Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday February 2, your second dose is due on Tuesday February 23.
  • Moderna doses should be given 4 weeks (28 days) apart
    • For example, if you got a Moderna vaccine on Tuesday February 2, your second dose is due on Tuesday March 2.

Your second dose should be given as close to this recommended interval as possible. However, if this is not possible, the second dose may be given up to 6 weeks (42 days) after the first dose.

What to bring to the appointment

Remember to bring your white vaccine record card or electronic vaccine record AND a photo ID. Long Term Care Facility Residents should bring their vaccine referral letter.


How you get your second dose depends on where you got your first dose:

If you received a PFIZER vaccination at one of the following sites:
  • Cal State University Northridge
  • Magic Mountain
  • The Forum
  • County Office of Education
  • Pomona Fairplex
Your appointment for your second dose will be 21 days later at the same LOCATION as your first dose.

  • Your second dose appointment should have been scheduled when you received your first dose. An email or text confirmation would have been sent to you based on what information was provided during registration. If you can not find your confirmation, please return to the same location at the same time 3 weeks after the date you received your first dose.
  • We strongly encourage you to keep your appointment. In a rare instance where you must reschedule (for instance if you have an emergency) please come on any subsequent day to the same location and you will receive your second dose. Please check the hours and days the site is open.
  • If you did not receive an email, please go to the same location where you got your first dose at the same time as your first appointment. Remember to bring your white vaccine record card or electronic vaccine record AND a photo ID.

If you received a PFIZER vaccination at one of the following sites:
  • El Sereno (4721 Klamath St, Los Angeles, CA 90032)
  • Balboa Sports Complex
  • Antelope Valley Health Center
Your appointment for your second dose will be 21 days later at the same LOCATION as your first dose.
  • Your second dose appointment should have been scheduled when you received your first dose. An email or text confirmation would have been sent to you based on what information was provided during registration.
  • Remember to bring your white vaccine record card or electronic vaccine record AND a photo ID.
If you received a MODERNA vaccination at Balboa or El Sereno:
  • Your second dose is due 28 days after the first. If you received a first dose of Moderna vaccine at Balboa or El Sereno, and have not yet received your second dose, please do not return to these sites as Moderna vaccine is no longer available at these locations. Please email DPHClinics@ph.lacounty.gov to schedule your second dose at another location.

Information for residents vaccinated at one of the following L.A. City Fire Department sites:

  • Dodger Stadium
  • Crenshaw Clinic
  • San Fernando Clinic
  • Lincoln Park Clinic
  • Hansen Dam
  • Pierce College

All second dose appointments will be auto-booked

You will receive an email and text from Carbon Health with information about your second appointment. People who are vaccinated after Feb 27th will receive their second appointment within 24 hours of their first dose. For more information, please see the Carbon Health COVID-19 vaccination webpage. You can also sign up on the webpage for email updates.

  • If you were vaccinated at a pharmacy, you should have been given an appointment for your second dose when you got your first dose. If you did not get an appointment for your second dose, please contact the pharmacy.

Please contact the provider or site where you were vaccinated if you have not heard from them about your second dose appointment. They will be able to give you information confirming that appointment.

El Camino College

If you got a first dose of vaccine from Curative at El Camino College, you will receive an email from Curative with a unique link to sign up for your second appointment. If you don’t receive a message within 3 days of your second dose due date, contact Curative at support@curative.com. Note that first dose appointments are not being offered at El Camino College at this time. If first dose appointments do become available, they will be posted on the Public Health appointment webpage.

One Medical

If you got a first dose of vaccine from One Medical and your appointment was canceled due to disruptions in vaccine supply, you can expect to receive a call or email with a new appointment. If you have not received an email or call, please email admin@onemedical.com.

People who received their first dose of vaccine from Curative at a long-term care facility should coordinate with the administrator at the facility to arrange their second dose. 

Note: You can schedule an appointment yourself through the appointment webpage*, but please be aware:

  • Appointments can be difficult to find due to limited vaccine supply.
  • The same type of vaccine should be used for both doses. Only make an appointment at a location that is offering the same vaccine as your 1st dose. If you do not remember which vaccine you got, look at your white vaccine record card, electronic vaccine record or referral letter. Then look at the table on the appointment page to see which locations offer which vaccine.

*If you have a disability or have difficulty using a computer, you can use the Call Center. Call 1-833-540-0473 between the hours of 8am and 8:30pm. We are expanding capacity at the call center but please note that there are long wait times.  Please note that all available appointments are listed on appointment webpage. The Call Center does not have access to any additional appointments.


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