The Community Health Worker Outreach Initiative at The Wellness Center (funded by the Los Angeles Department of Public Health) started on November 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Community Health Workers (CHW), we serve communities most affected by the pandemic and provide face masks, hand sanitizers, and up to date messaging about the COVID-19 virus and vaccination.
Through our targeted outreach we visit local businesses, places of worship, residences, and schools; and support community events and vaccination clinics to promote vaccination efforts, provide PPE materials, and speak to residents about any concerns that they may have about the COVID-19 virus and vaccine.
Are you interested in getting vaccinated? Call us at (213) 784-9191, and one of our Wellness Center Navigators can help you get registered or refer you to your nearest vaccination site. You can also click the "vaccine locations" link below.
Are you a business interested in hosting a mobile clinic? Email Alejandra Castro (email@example.com) to start the process.
Frequently asked questions
Who is eligable for the vaccine?
Everyone ages 12+ is eligable to get the vaccine.
Does the vaccine cause infertility in women?
There is no biological reason, evidence, or real-life experience to show that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems. In fact, some women who were vaccinated as part of the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials and many people who were vaccinated since the trials have become pregnant. The vaccines do not change a person’s DNA and there is no evidence they affect adolescent development.
Do I need to wear a mask if I am vaccinated?
Getting the vaccine is the best tool to stop this pandemic. Vaccines boost your immune system so it will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. Other steps, like masks and social distancing, help lower your chance of being exposed to or spreading the virus. Vaccines are especially important for preventing spread within households, where it can be difficult to stay apart if one or more family member had COVID-19 or needs to quarantine.
Do I need to be a U.S. citizen to get vaccinated?
No. COVID-19 vaccine is being given at no cost regardless of immigration status. You will not be asked about your immigration status when you get a COVID vaccine. Your medical information is private and getting a COVID-19 vaccine does not affect your immigration status. You do not need a government-issued ID or a letter from your employer to get a vaccine.
Do I still have to get vaccinated even if I already got COVID-19?
What are the side affects of getting the vaccine?
After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, you may have side effects like the ones you get after a flu or shingles vaccine. For two-dose vaccines, side effects are more common after the second dose. These side effects may limit your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away within a day or two. Not everyone gets side effects.
Fever, chills, and muscle aches
Sore or red arm