LAX begins offering COVID-19 vaccinations on site

Photo courtesy of Los Angeles World Airports

LOS Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, is now offering free, on-site COVID-19 vaccinations to the public at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The vaccine clinic is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and is located outside LAX’s Terminal 6 adjacent to the existing COVID-19 rapid test laboratory on the Lower/Arrivals level. The clinic will offer one-dose vaccinations from Johnson & Johnson to anyone ages 18 or older. Those interested in receiving the vaccine can walk from any of the terminals or park in Parking Structure 6, which costs $5 for one hour.

“Vaccines are the surest path to ending this pandemic, and we will keep doing everything in our power to get shots into people’s arms whenever and wherever we can,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “LAX is our city’s gateway to the world — and with vaccine operations coming to our airport, it can be a gateway to greater health and safety for Angelenos, visitors, and travelers entering and exiting Los Angeles. Simply put: this vaccination site is another leg in our journey to defeating COVID-19.”

The vaccinations will be administered by the Los Angeles Fire Department and are available without appointments. There is no cost for the vaccine and no proof of insurance is required. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose, so those who receive it will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their shot.

“We are proud to partner with the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to be one of the first airports to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccinations for travelers and employees,” said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer of LAWA. “From our innovative COVID-19 testing lab to an on-site vaccination clinic, LAX is committed doing its part to support safe global travel and the reopening of our local economy.”

The new vaccine clinic is the latest addition to LAX’s Travel Safely campaign, which includes a state-of-the-art rapid PCR COVID-19 testing lab at the airport. The lab, which opened in late 2020, has processed more than 100,000 tests to date and continues to be popular among travelers who need or want a rapid COVID-19 test while traveling.

For additional information about these services and other ways to Travel Safely at LAX, please visit www.FlyLAX.com/TravelSafely.

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The Filipino-American Community Newspaper. Your News. Your Community. Your Journal. Since 1991.

Copyright © 1991-2021 Asian Journal Media Group. All Rights Reserved.