Effective Monday, February 21, MLKCH will allow one visitor per patient during visiting hours (8AM-8PM) in accordance with CDPH requirements. Full details on this policy can be found here. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
Nov. 30, 2021- A new and potentially more transmittable COVID variant, called Omicron, has been reported in twenty countries thus far. It is too soon to tell, as there is no firm evidence, whether Omicron causes more severe disease than any other COVID variant.
- According to the CDC, no cases of the Omicron variant have been identified in the U.S. to date.
- New variants of the virus are expected to occur. Taking measures to reduce the spread of infection, including getting a COVID-19 vaccine, is the best way to slow the emergence of new variants.
- The COVID vaccines remain the best protection against any strain of the virus and are even expected to provide some protection against the Omicron variant, especially if you have received your booster shot.
- See more on the Omicron variant here on the CDC website.
It’s easy and free to get a COVID vaccine at any of MLKCH's three South LA locations or at our mobile clinics. See all of our listings here and book an appointment by calling 424-329-8904 or registering online.
Who is eligible for which vaccines? See below to learn more.
Initial COVID vaccines:
- CDC recommends everyone ages five and older get a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect against COVID-19.
- Anyone age five and up is eligible and encouraged to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccinations.
- Anyone age 12 and up is eligible for Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID vaccinations.
- Anyone age 18 and up is eligible for any of the three vaccinations: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson.
COVID booster shots:
- Anyone ages 18 years and older who is fully vaccinated:
- At least six months after completing a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccination series.
- Al least two months after receiving the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
- You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot as mix and match dosing is approved.
For the immunocompromised:
Separately, moderately to severely immunocompromised people should plan to get:
- An additional primary dose
- Followed by a booster dose
Visit this CDC page for more information on COVID vaccines.