As part of University of La Verne’s ongoing effort to keep the campus community safe and informed regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are linking to some resources outlining California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan. The state is utilizing a phased and tiered approach that prioritizes vaccines for transparent and equitable distribution to everyone in the state who wants it. The state expects to have enough supplies to vaccinate most Californians in all 58 counties by this summer.
For updated information on tier status, visit the website of the county in which you live or work.
- Kern County
- San Bernardino County
- Los Angeles County
- Santa Barbara County
- Orange County
- Ventura County
- Riverside County
* Higher education employees are currently eligible. This includes adjunct and student employees.
** Individuals aged 16-64 who are deemed to be at highest risk to get very sick from COVID-19 due to severe health concerns are currently eligible.
*** All individuals aged 16+ will be eligible to receive the vaccine starting April 15, 2021.
Please visit the CA COVID Vaccine plan webpage for most up to date and specific information.
Vaccine Panel Discussion
To view the recording of the recent vaccine panel discussion held at the University of La Verne click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Question How can I get the vaccine?
The State of California is utilizing a phased and tiered approach that prioritizes vaccines for transparent and equitable distribution to everyone in the state who wants it. The state expects to have enough supplies to vaccinate most Californians in all 58 counties by this summer. Individual health departments, usually based on the county level, will have specific information for individuals who live and work in the area. Visit COVID-19 Vaccine Plan website for more information.
My Turn is where you can find out if it’s your turn to get vaccinated and schedule vaccination appointments. If it isn’t your turn yet, you can register to be notified when you become eligible.
- Question Do I have to pay for the vaccine?
No. A doctor or pharmacy may charge a fee for giving the vaccine, but it will be covered by pubic and private insurance companies. People without health insurance can get COVID-19 vaccines at no cost. There are no out-of-pocket payments. For additional information visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health or California Department of Public Health.
- Question Where are the mass vaccination sites in Los Angeles County?
- Dodger Stadium, 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
- Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W McKinley Ave, Pomona, CA 91768
- The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90305
- 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
Visit LA County’s website for more information about vaccine distribution.
- Question Is Fairplex distributing vaccines?
Beginning Jan. 19, Fairplex will serve as one of the county’s large-scale vaccination sites, known as Mega Points of Distribution (MPOD). At this time, Fairplex will provide vaccines by appointment only to individuals in Tier 1A (frontline healthcare workers, and staff and residents in skilled nursing facilities and long-term care facilities). Visit LA County’s website for more information about vaccine distribution.
- Question Where can I get more information about the vaccine?
More information on the vaccine’s safety and efficacy can be found on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and the State of California’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan website.
- Question How do vaccines protect communities?
When a person gets vaccinated against a disease, their risk of infection is reduced. As more people in a community get vaccinated, fewer people remain at risk. This will lead to fewer people falling ill, requiring hospitalization, or even dying from the disease.
- Question Can you get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development in the United States or approved under the Emergency Use Authorization use the live virus that causes COVID-19. Vaccines teach our immune system how to recognize and fight the virus that causes COVID-19. Sometimes, this process can cause symptoms, such as fever, which are normal and are a sign that the body is building immunity.
- Question What if I already had COVID-19?
Those who have already contracted COVID-19 are also encouraged to receive the vaccine because it is unclear whether an infection confers lasting immunity to those who have had the virus.