This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for individuals 50 years of age and older at least four months after they received their first booster dose. Los Angeles County Public Health has begun preparing to administer second booster doses to those eligible.
Sites administering second booster doses for those 50 years of age and older starting Saturday include Obregon Park (East Los Angeles), Ted Watkins Park (South Los Angeles), Balboa Sports Complex (Encino), Commerce Senior Citizens Center (Commerce), Market Street Center (Santa Clarita), Palmdale Oasis Recreation Center (Palmdale), and the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex (Norwalk).
Visit VaccinateLACounty.com for more information.
Eligible residents can also check with other vaccination sites about the availability of the second booster dose.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has released the latest data on COVID-19. At midweek, these were the active numbers:
• 541 New COVID-19 cases
(2,831,655 cases to date)
• 7 New deaths due to COVID-19
(31,626 deaths to date)
• 321 people currently hospitalized
• More than 11,675,000 individuals tested; 22
percent of people tested positive to date.