Vaccine Information

As of April 15, 2021, everyone over age 16 in Los Angeles County is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccines are safe and immune protection is essential for child care providers.

Vaccine Distribution Information

Everyone older than 16 is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in LA County. Child care providers and ECE professionals continue to be a priority to receive vaccinations.

How do I get vaccinated?

  • There are more than 700 locations giving vaccines in LA County.
  • You can receive a vaccination through any County MegaPOD, your healthcare provider, or your pharmacy. Many drug stores and grocery stores are giving vaccines.
  • There may continue to be child care worker-only vaccine events on specific days. Additional information will be shared by your Resource and Referral Agency or Alternative Payment Agency.

Vaccination is important to helping child care programs get back to normal activities. Watch a video about how the vaccine was made and how it works. 

How to make an appointment:

COVID-19 Vaccination
Photo Credit: County of Los Angeles, Michael Owen Baker

How to make an appointment:

To make an appointment online, please go to

Follow the steps to find an appointment. If you can’t find an appointment right away, check back often! New appointments are being added as LA County receives more vaccines.

Residents with disabilities or without computer access can call 833-540-0473 between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm 7 days a week for assistance with appointments.

What documentation is required?

  1. Photo ID (does not have to be government issued.)
  2. Proof that you live or work in LA County.
  3. Proof that you are 16 or older.
You do not need to show government issued ID and you do not need to be a US citizen to get a vaccine. One document may meet more than one requirement (e.g. a driving license).
The COVID-19 Vaccine is free to all eligible persons. Immigration status and insurance are not required.

Please remember, there are many people trying to get vaccines. It may be hard to get an appointment right away. If you have trouble getting an appointment, please be patient and keep trying.

About the COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines help your immune system fight the illness if you are exposed. There are now multiple COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved in the United States. Clinical trials have shown that these vaccines are very safe and very effective. Learn more about the vaccine here. 

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine as a child care worker is an important step you can take to protect yourself and others. Protection from COVID-19 is critically important because for some people, it can cause severe illness or death.


The COVID-19 vaccine safely teaches your body how to defend against the virus.


In scientific studies, 100% of people who got the vaccine were protected from hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

In California and Los Angeles County, people who work in child care and early education are a priority to be vaccinated.  

Keeping child care programs safe and open is an important part of recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. You are a child care hero! The vaccine will be able to help you keep yourself, your family, and the people in your program safe.

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