VIDEO: Standing Up East LA COVID-19 Vaccine Site

Earlier this month, California Governor Gavin Newsom and the Biden-Harris Administration┬áannounced┬áa pilot project to establish two large-scale community-focused vaccine centers, with one at the Cal State Los Angeles Campus. The sites are expected to be open to eligible members of the public beginning February 16.┬áRegistration for vaccine appointments at this site will be available through the state’s┬áMyTurn┬áscheduling system or by calling 833-422-4255 in the coming days.

The goal of establishing these joint federal pilot sites is to continue to expand the rate of vaccinations in California in an efficient, effective, and equitable manner, with an explicit focus on making sure that communities with a high risk of COVID-19 exposure and infection are not left behind. With a focus on responding to the vaccination needs of our vulnerable and diverse communities, these pilot sites are part of the wider effort to establish 100 vaccination sites nationwide in the federal administration’s first 100 days.┬á The sites will be run by a local, state and federal effort, including the State of California through Cal OES, the National Guard, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Department of Defense (DoD).

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Diana Crofts-Pelayo

Diana Crofts-Pelayo joined the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in 2020 after helping lead the communications strategy for the 2020 Census in California. Since joining Cal OES, she has assisted in the response and recovery efforts of the historic 2020 wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, she was a Governor's Appointee and a Communications Director for the California State Senate.

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