Cal State LA hopes to become a future COVID vaccination site

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Camille Jessie

As rollout continues, Cal State LA officials are working with Los Angeles County to make the campus a vaccine site.

Joshua Letona, Editor-in-Chief

Cal State LA may become a coronavirus vaccination site, according to a message for the University community on Wednesday.

The announcement came from the Student Health Center Director Monica Jazzabi, who said the campus is working with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and state officials to make the site a reality.

The county is still in the early stages as some of those in the first phase of the vaccine rollout can schedule appointments for other sites like Dodger Stadium.

“We ask that you stay informed and be on the lookout for information from your medical providers about vaccinations and [we] encourage you to review the county vaccine schedule to find out when you will be eligible to receive one,” said Jazzabi in the message.

Others will soon be able to get vaccinated in the coming months. Children will not be offered the vaccine because the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for people 16 and above and Moderna for only 18 and over, according to the public health department.

Jazzabi encouraged faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated as soon as they are available to them. It is still important to follow CDC guidelines of social distancing and face masks despite getting the vaccine since it works to protect you from getting severely ill and spreading it to others is still possible, according to Healthline.

Jazzabi said the campus and its health center will provide more updates as more information becomes available.