The AltaMed Clinics are back at Cal State LA


Erick Cabrera

Cal State LA and AltaMed hosted a clinic along the main pathway on campus on Thursday, Aug.18. Students were able to visit this clinic for either a COVID-19 vaccination or booster.

Anne To, Reporter

Cal State LA is partnering with AltaMed to bring another pop-up clinic on campus. On Aug. 18 and Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, the clinics will provide first, second and booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.

AltaMed will be providing access to the Pfizer vaccine and the single dose Johnson & Johnson shot.

The vaccination is free regardless of health insurance and immigration status. Shots will be available for kids ages 5 to 11 and those 12 and older. 

Students, staff and community members must bring a document or ID with their full name and vaccination card for those receiving their second dose or booster.

Jimena Aria, who plans to transfer to Cal State LA next fall, found out about the pop-up clinic from a current student.

 “This is really convenient to just be able to come maybe before or after class, and just stop by and get it,” Aria said.

Appointments are not required but are recommended. They can be scheduled at the Cal State LA COVID-19 vaccination information website.

Vikki Hulstine, who goes by she and they pronouns, got her booster on Thursday and described the whole process as quick and easy after hearing about the clinics while moving into their dorm.

Second boosters will be accessible for those that qualify. Information about second booster eligibility is available on the California Department of Public Health website