The COVID-19 vaccine is here and distribution is being coordinated by the County of Los Angeles. The City of Hidden Hills will provide updates to residents as we receive them.
The vaccine is currently being offered to different groups at different times until enough supply is ready to be offered to everyone. The vaccine is free – a doctor or pharmacy may charge a fee for giving the vaccine but it should be covered by public and private health insurance companies. People without health insurance can get the vaccine at no cost.
Vaccine supply is still extremely limited, we urge patience as we work urgently with Public Health to make the vaccine available to all residents. As of January 21, LA residents who are age 65 and older are eligible for vaccination but appointments are very limited. When you make your appointment, you will be required to show proof that you are an LA County resident and that you are age 65 or older.
Residents can sign up for an appointment by visiting www.VaccinateLACounty.com. A hotline (833-540-0473) has been established to assist residents without computer access or who need help making appointments. Every appointment is booked through the portal on VaccinateLACounty.com and calls to the hotline do not offer access to a separate pool of appointments.
A vaccine distribution page explains the phases and tiers of distribution.
Phase 1A: Healthcare workers, staff and residents at skilled nursing facilities and long term care facilities.
Phase 1B: Tier 1 will focus on persons 65 years and older and, later, those at risk in education, childcare, emergency services, and food & agriculture sectors (not yet available). Tier 2 will focus on those at risk in the following sectors: transportation & logistics, industrial, commercial, residential, & sheltering facilities and services, critical manufacturing, and congregate settings with outbreak risk.
Phase 1C: Not yet available. Will focus on persons 50-64 years old and people 16-49 years of age with an underlying health condition or disability and those at risk of exposure in the following sectors: water & wastewater, defense, energy, chemical & hazardous materials, communications & IT, financial services, government operations/community based essential functions
Phase 2: Not yet available. It is estimated that vaccination will begin for those in Phase 2 by mid-May or early June* for persons 16-49 years old without high-risk medical conditions. *Note: These timings are estimates and may change according to factors such as vaccine supply and the state prioritization requirements. The phases and tiers will overlap.
All are encouraged to continue to wear masks, physically distance, and avoid gatherings.
Three of LA County’s established large capacity vaccination sites are:
- California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330
- L.A. County Office of Education, 12830 Columbia Way, Downey, CA 90242
- Six Flags Magic Mountain, 26101 Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia, CA 91355
If you are a member of a healthcare network such as UCLA Health or Kaiser, etc., you may want to also check with your doctor’s office to inquire about whether or not you can register to receive the vaccine from them.
Go to www.VaccinateLACounty.com for more information including:
- Responses to myths and misinformation
- Information about scams
- A PHASE 1A COVID-19 Vaccine Management Dashboard where you can track how much vaccine has been distributed
Residents may sign up for the Public Health COVID-19 Vaccine Email Newsletter and/or get more information by visiting the COVID-19 vaccine website.