If you have already received your first dose at a City site and are seeking information about your next appointment, jump to Second Dose Appointment Information.
How to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine
The vaccine is available to ALL Los Angeles County residents 12 years or older*. The vaccine is provided at no cost for everyone regardless of immigration status or insurance coverage.
*All Angelenos under the age of 18 who get vaccinated at any City site must bring this form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Those ages 12-15 who cannot visit with their parent or legal guardian must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Please note that only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for those 12 years and older, while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are authorized for those 18 years and older.
All City sites are offering the vaccine without an appointment though you can still plan ahead and pre-register for a vaccine by visiting the City of L.A. Vaccination Portal.
Appointments are still required for the City’s drive-thru sites. You can make an appointment by visiting Coronavirus.LACity.org/VaxReady or by calling 1-833-540-0473.
Other ways to book an appointment:
- Speak with your healthcare provider
- Visit VaccinateLACounty.com, L.A. County’s provider site, which lists all providers in the entire county.
- Individuals who do not have internet access or who have a disability can call 1-833-540-0473 between 8 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. for assistance making an appointment.
- Visit VaccinateCA.com to search for providers by zip code.
Prepare for Your Vaccine
Required Documentation for Vaccination Appointments
You do not need to show government-issued ID and you do not need to be a US citizen to get a vaccine. Below, is a list of documents that will be accepted. This list is not complete and other documents may be accepted. One document may meet more than one requirement (e.g. a driving license).
If you have health insurance, please bring your health insurance card (COVID-19 vaccines are free regardless of insurance status)
Required Documentation for Persons 12-17
ALL minors (ages 12-17) must have a Carbon Health consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian to receive the vaccine.
This consent form can be signed prior to the visit or on-site by the parent or legal guardian.
Minors ages 12-15 who are unable to be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian must:
- Be accompanied by a responsible adult (e.g. sibling, aunt, cousin); and
- Bring a consent form signed by a parent or guardian which also identifies the responsible adult.
Minors ages 16-17 who are unable to be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian:
- Will only need to bring the consent form signed by their parent or legal guardian; and
- Do not need to be accompanied by a responsible adult, although encouraged.
Required Documentation for Persons 18 or older
In order to be vaccinated, you will need to show:
- Proof of age, and
- Photo ID
You do not need to show government-issued ID and you do not need to be a US citizen to get a vaccine. Below, is a list of documents that will be accepted. This list is not complete and other documents may be accepted One document may meet more than one requirement (e.g. a driver's license).
If you have health insurance, please bring your health insurance card (COVID-19 vaccines are free regardless of insurance status).
Examples of proof of age:
- Driver's license or permit (foreign country or expired ID okay)
- California ID card or REAL ID card (from the DMV)
- Consular ID (Matricula Consular)
- Medicare card
- Military ID
- Membership card (foreign country okay if written in English)
- Passport (foreign country or expired okay)
- Birth certificate
- Medical document/records (including immunization records) from medical provider, clinic, or doctor
- Any official document that includes name and date of birth (for example, school record)
Second doses only
- White vaccine record card or electronic vaccine record AND a photo ID
City of Los Angeles Vaccination Site Second Doses
Note: Patients should note that the date stamped on the CDC vaccination cards received after their first dose is not an appointment confirmation. Instead, everyone should use the appointment details provided by Carbon Health.
If you received your first dose at City of Los Angeles Vaccination Site, you are guaranteed a second dose appointment within the CDC recommended time frame.
- You will receive an email and text message within 48 hours after your first dose appointment with a time, date, and location for your second dose appointment.
- These second dose appointments will be automatically booked for approximately 28 or 21 days after your first dose appointment, depending on the vaccine you received
- You do have the option to reschedule your Second Dose appointment, but it is recommended that you keep the slot you are given.
We strongly recommend that you ensure your contact information on the Carbon Health vaccination site is current so that you will be able to receive your second dose appointment details. Visit Patient.CarbonHealth.com to login and check the information on file.
County and other provider Second Doses
If you have received your first dose at a County site or from another provider, please visit the County’s Second Dose webpage for more information.