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For Immediate Release:

June 17, 2022

LA County Prepares to Offer Vaccines to Everyone 6 Months and Older Next Week Pending Final CDC Approval of Vaccines for Children Under Age 5

Final CDC approval of COVID-19 vaccines for infants and young children age 6 months to age 5 is expected soon, and the vaccines should be widely available across the county next week. The safety and effectiveness of these vaccines have been reviewed extensively by scientists at both the FDA and CDC.

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is meeting today and tomorrow and will vote on recommending the Pfizer-BioNTech’s three-dose vaccine for children age 6 months through 4 years, and Moderna’s two-dose vaccines for children age 6 months through age 5. Once the CDC director has issued her recommendation on the vaccine use, we can make vaccine available as soon as June 21st.

The Moderna vaccine products for age 6-17 will be discussed at a separate CDC meeting scheduled next week.

While children are typically at lower risk than adults of getting severely ill or even dying from COVID-19, bad outcomes are a very real possibility. Many children only get mild sickness from COVID-19, but unvaccinated children are at a higher risk of getting very sick and experiencing the worst outcomes of COVID-19. Unvaccinated children are also at risk of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Over the past three months, unvaccinated children ages 12-17 in LA County were nearly four times more likely to be hospitalized than vaccinated children in the same age group. Additionally, 65% of vaccine-eligible children with confirmed cases of MIS-C in Los Angeles County, were unvaccinated, and this included children under the age of 4.

Vaccination also helps protect an entire household and community. Young children can pass COVID-19 to other siblings or high-risk family members such as grandparents.

Across the county, more than 900 vaccination sites are scheduled to offer the vaccines to these youngest children including more than 500 mobile sites, 200 pharmacies and seven Public Health Points of Dispensing (PODs). Because some of the pharmacy sites are only licensed to vaccinate children age 3 and older, parents are encouraged to reach out ahead of time to verify hours and availability.

Parents can also visit the Public Health website at VaccinateLACounty.com or

VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish) to learn about locations, and schedules for clinics offering these and other COVID-19 vaccines.

For those who have any questions about vaccine safety and effectiveness, please reach out to your pediatrician or clinician or speak with a Public Health staff member at the COVID-19 call center, 1-833-540-0473 between the hours of 8 am and 8:30 pm seven days a week.

“I send my deepest sympathies and wishes of peace and comfort to the many families who have lost a loved one from COVID-19,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “As we have seen with adults, children can experience short and long-term health problems from COVID-19. Vaccinations are a proven safety measure that protect your entire family, including now your youngest children, from severe illness and death from COVID. The development and approval of the vaccines for children under age 5 have gone through a rigorous evaluation and approval process as with all other routine childhood vaccines. As we make plans to gather with family and to enjoy the summer and upcoming holidays, now is the time to make sure that all our children are fully vaccinated. Vaccinated children and adults add an essential layer of protection for the entire community, especially with the proliferation of new, highly infectious variants.”

Today, Public Health reported five additional deaths and 5,122 new positive cases today. Of the five new deaths reported today, one person was between the ages of 30-49, two people were between the ages of 65-79, and two people were aged 80 years or older. Of the five newly reported deaths, all had underlying health conditions. To date, the total number of deaths in L.A. County is 32,250.

Public Health has reported a total of 3,057,004 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County. Today’s positivity rate is 9.3%.

There are 612 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized. Testing results are available for more than 12,110,240 individuals, with 23% of people testing positive.

A wide range of data and dashboards on COVID-19 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are available on the Public Health website at http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov including:

Always check with trusted sources for the latest accurate information about novel coronavirus:

For more information:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

3,057,004

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

2,893,022

-- Long Beach

132,739

-- Pasadena

31,243

Deaths

32,250

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

30,553

-- Long Beach

1,281

-- Pasadena

416

Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- 0 to 4

88727

- 5 to 11

256645

- 12 to 17

251562

- 18 to 29

642241

- 30 to 49

924789

- 50 to 64

478604

- 65 to 79

187802

- over 80

60524

- Under Investigation

2128

Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- Female

1476398

- Male

1336610

- Other

1308

- Under Investigation

78706

Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- American Indian/Alaska Native

5324

- Asian

191766

- Black

145591

- Hispanic/Latino

1288234

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

14675

- White

387991

- Other

322137

- Under Investigation

537304

Hospitalization (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- Hospitalized (Ever)***

140,469

Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- American Indian/Alaska Native

72

- Asian

3825

- Black

2838

- Hispanic/Latino

15655

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

113

- White

7658

- Other

303

- Under Investigation

89

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

5010

23991

City of Alhambra

18873

21762

City of Arcadia

9331

16156

City of Artesia

4512

26865

City of Avalon

64

1654

City of Azusa

14468

28913

City of Baldwin Park

24007

31272

City of Bell

14484

39866

City of Bell Gardens

14598

33893

City of Bellflower

24631

31686

City of Beverly Hills

9384

27184

City of Bradbury

67

6268

City of Burbank

25171

23485

City of Calabasas

4565

18768

City of Carson

27776

29597

City of Cerritos

9586

19146

City of Claremont

7746

21231

City of Commerce*

4711

36047

City of Compton

34265

34298

City of Covina

15512

31636

City of Cudahy

10411

42761

City of Culver City

8664

21733

City of Diamond Bar

10243

17809

City of Downey

37957

33219

City of Duarte

5600

25436

City of El Monte

34505

29424

City of El Segundo

3276

19516

City of Gardena

17593

28695

City of Glendale

48023

23256

City of Glendora

12650

23975

City of Hawaiian Gardens

4331

29511

City of Hawthorne

24020

27054

City of Hermosa Beach

3815

19395

City of Hidden Hills

312

16508

City of Huntington Park

22861

38432

City of Industry

427

97712

City of Inglewood

31128

27406

City of Irwindale

561

38451

City of La Canada Flintridge

3435

16600

City of La Habra Heights

171

3135

City of La Mirada

11232

22646

City of La Puente

13270

32607

City of La Verne

7570

22745

City of Lakewood

20794

25875

City of Lancaster*

53079

32852

City of Lawndale

8659

25760

City of Lomita

4760

22963

City of Lynwood*

25728

35710

City of Malibu

2406

18563

City of Manhattan Beach

5865

16292

City of Maywood

10956

39060

City of Monrovia

8984

23155

City of Montebello

20279

31501

City of Monterey Park

12903

20724

City of Norwalk

34737

32277

City of Palmdale

55214

34733

City of Palos Verdes Estates

1744

12898

City of Paramount

19584

34957

City of Pico Rivera

22126

34419

City of Pomona

54125

34711

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

5720

13381

City of Redondo Beach

11806

17186

City of Rolling Hills

217

11186

City of Rolling Hills Estates

1136

14002

City of Rosemead

11734

21200

City of San Dimas*

8720

25264

City of San Fernando

10950

44490

City of San Gabriel

8393

20494

City of San Marino

1757

13233

City of Santa Clarita

58676

26620

City of Santa Fe Springs

6676

36354

City of Santa Monica

20395

22062

City of Sierra Madre

1734

15779

City of Signal Hill

3135

26575

City of South El Monte

6821

32660

City of South Gate

40115

40869

City of South Pasadena

4727

18144

City of Temple City

7061

19369

City of Torrance

25922

17366

City of Vernon

321

153589

City of Walnut

5500

18014

City of West Covina

31451

29058

City of West Hollywood

9127

24700

City of Westlake Village

317

3792

City of Whittier

25253

28883

Los Angeles

1265830

31297

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

2737

33370

Los Angeles - Alsace

3805

30575

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

6

15000

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

692

27658

Los Angeles - Arleta

14310

41635

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

3951

26940

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

8149

26182

Los Angeles - Bel Air

1817

21557

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

2752

21972

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

3430

26038

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

34648

39878

Los Angeles - Brentwood

6728

21735

Los Angeles - Brookside

118

20310

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

1999

28072

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

21388

32759

Los Angeles - Carthay

3373

23484

Los Angeles - Central

15310

39264

Los Angeles - Century City

2825

22084

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

13942

41290

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

10284

27749

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

1992

21721

Los Angeles - Chinatown

2188

27278

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

4341

29829

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

3966

26173

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

4311

31174

Los Angeles - Crestview

3161

27806

Los Angeles - Del Rey

6763

22592

Los Angeles - Downtown*

13027

47359

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

10550

26649

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

7864

26852

Los Angeles - Echo Park

3717

26073

Los Angeles - El Sereno

14157

33862

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

1495

26173

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

2972

29220

Los Angeles - Encino

11839

26209

Los Angeles - Exposition

1052

31630

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

15308

34081

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

995

27639

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

3161

36246

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

20135

42439

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

8830

27940

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

3382

31420

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

17496

30067

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

8848

41144

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

3828

22466

Los Angeles - Harbor City

7590

26109

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

12988

29789

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

492

20423

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

5397

29925

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

15566

41033

Los Angeles - Highland Park

14078

29092

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

4553

32826

Los Angeles - Hollywood

17735

25984

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

6080

20656

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

9779

34263

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

2680

33197

Los Angeles - Koreatown

13824

26742

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

1361

29853

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

13231

31349

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

4853

36953

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

4639

30450

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

10740

32948

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

2565

31963

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

7362

25975

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

1177

37568

Los Angeles - Longwood

1432

33271

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

4532

20974

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

2575

30166

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

636

20359

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

8521

20063

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

777

17821

Los Angeles - Melrose

21890

28174

Los Angeles - Mid-city

3802

25296

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

3932

21863

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

9939

41200

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

6886

28519

Los Angeles - North Hills

21174

34387

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

49513

32699

Los Angeles - Northridge

20811

29816

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

4054

19041

Los Angeles - Pacoima

33411

43403

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

761

19787

Los Angeles - Palms

9298

21191

Los Angeles - Panorama City

28358

37685

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

2550

18778

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

14364

34329

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

472

14768

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

2698

24646

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

8301

23325

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

1728

26341

Los Angeles - Regent Square

716

25755

Los Angeles - Reseda

26246

34256

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

1502

32399

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

975

23061

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

21367

27380

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

1054

23728

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

21645

24807

Los Angeles - Silverlake

10881

24683

Los Angeles - South Carthay

2556

24125

Los Angeles - South Park

15299

40302

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

1602

34948

Los Angeles - Studio City

5422

24162

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

19681

37500

Los Angeles - Sunland

5504

26970

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

139

21484

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

35510

43096

Los Angeles - Tarzana

8397

27196

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

11746

29750

Los Angeles - Thai Town

2405

24518

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

1964

22564

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

383

29326

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

393

21152

Los Angeles - Tujunga

7235

26016

Los Angeles - University Hills

759

22135

Los Angeles - University Park

9883

35996

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

9387

31273

Los Angeles - Valley Village

6715

27164

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

31965

34299

Los Angeles - Venice

7510

22163

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

6418

37314

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

3252

42471

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

16085

39055

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

22369

43019

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

2411

28706

Los Angeles - View Heights

829

22442

Los Angeles - Watts

16773

39305

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

1523

30987

Los Angeles - West Adams

9261

33518

Los Angeles - West Hills

9819

24218

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

8868

23563

Los Angeles - West Vernon

21312

39729

Los Angeles - Westchester

10339

20036

Los Angeles - Westlake

17867

30102

Los Angeles - Westwood

13018

24059

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

17044

47175

Los Angeles - Wilmington

20348

36022

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

13858

27622

Los Angeles - Winnetka

16374

31619

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

16420

24128

Unincorporated - Acton

1614

20248

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

830

19962

Unincorporated - Altadena

9149

20974

Unincorporated - Anaverde

338

22414

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

80

6426

Unincorporated - Arcadia

1602

20073

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

14917

35147

Unincorporated - Athens Village

2399

48989

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

2322

34273

Unincorporated - Azusa

5147

32324

Unincorporated - Bassett

5013

33833

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

157

14632

Unincorporated - Bradbury

73

67593

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

2855

36944

Unincorporated - Castaic*

8187

30109

Unincorporated - Cerritos

151

25724

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

2

10000

Unincorporated - Claremont

106

15100

Unincorporated - Covina

5091

30269

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

3849

29283

Unincorporated - Del Aire

982

22354

Unincorporated - Del Rey

105

33019

Unincorporated - Del Sur

578

23934

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

782

31368

Unincorporated - Duarte

1575

35569

Unincorporated - East Covina

77

23404

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

1303

24622

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

43

37719

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

50017

39928

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

338

5279

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

5222

34113

Unincorporated - East Whittier

1161

21881

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

1998

22728

Unincorporated - El Monte

52

35862

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

220

13245

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

27124

41919

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

174

26364

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

12749

22796

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

5

500000

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

630

25060

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

140

12750

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

557

39448

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

3254

16434

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

17

2515

Unincorporated - La Rambla

635

30602

Unincorporated - La Verne*

540

26471

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

1460

20648

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

166

24850

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

3527

27143

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

375

22824

Unincorporated - Lakewood

1

877

Unincorporated - Lennox

6654

29518

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

275

15705

Unincorporated - Littlerock

1231

30614

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

285

21974

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

1090

30541

Unincorporated - Llano

106

12087

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

1926

20465

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

941

24246

Unincorporated - Newhall

89

40455

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

352

29382

Unincorporated - North Whittier

2542

30407

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

4576

19038

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

29

13488

Unincorporated - Palmdale

219

26010

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

74

11916

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

336

17178

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

316

51050

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

16

3478

Unincorporated - Pomona

148

7637

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

3281

25422

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

993

37317

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

227

24382

Unincorporated - Rosewood

402

31260

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

431

36127

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

1128

33561

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

9680

18972

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

36

4196

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

6651

32892

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

70

3440

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

50

16234

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

671

251311

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

3155

16943

Unincorporated - Saugus

350

225806

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

98

27528

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

95

20879

Unincorporated - South El Monte

641

35710

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

2209

24966

Unincorporated - South Whittier

17968

30340

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

201

25736

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

4621

22040

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1869

30964

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

432

33333

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

347

20929

Unincorporated - Val Verde

898

27138

Unincorporated - Valencia

760

24740

Unincorporated - Valinda

7854

33606

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

2824

24272

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

6365

39429

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

142

9398

Unincorporated - West Carson

6105

27642

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

619

65021

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

3379

34357

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

409

30096

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

8666

32186

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

187

14385

Unincorporated - Westhills

142

16925

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

763

20717

Unincorporated - Whittier

792

20930

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

65

541667

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

14181

40618

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

1547

25668

- Under Investigation

70620

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