• COVID19 Testing 

    FDA Testing Basics (Spanish)-Click for information regarding different types of tests

    • COVID19 Diagnostic Test should be a PCR test
    • Call your healthcare provider or click button for local listings

    A negative COVID test does not rule out COVID

    COVID 19 Testing Sites


    VACCINE

    How to register for a vaccine: www.vaccinatelacounty.com

     CORONAVIRUS VACCINE FAQs  

    March 1st- Education Staff eligible to be vaccinated.

    SMMUSD Staff: Get vaccinated however you can. Check your email for instructions on how to get vaccinated at Providence St. John's  

    What to expect: Be prepared to wait in line to receive your vaccine. Vaccine sites may be either walk up or drive thru. After vaccination, you will be asked to wait for -15-20 minutes afterward to monitor for side effects.

    Proof of Vaccination Card: Keep your proof of vaccination card for the 2nd dose visit. Once you receive both vaccines, scan/copy your card and send to your medical provider and to Human Resources.

    Common side effects after receiving the vaccine (Spanish): Common side effects after any vaccine can include soreness at the injection site, redness, swelling, fatigue, headache, fever, aches, or chills. This is a sign that the immune system is working hard to produce antibodies. If side effect symptoms persist longer than 48-72 hours, contact your medical provider for guidance.

    The Covid-19 vaccine does not cause symptoms of: a cough, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, or shortness of breath.  If you experience these symptoms isolate yourself immediately from others and contact your medical provider.

    Treatment of side effects: If Tylenol and/or Ibupofen are needed to treat symptoms, take after getting vaccinated. 

     

    Considerations after full vaccination: 

    Continue ALL safety guidelines: Wear a mask, maintain 6ft distance, hand hygiene. 

    Exposures to COVID-19: If you are exposed to COVID-19 between two weeks and 3 months after the second/final dose you do not need to quarantine.

    If you develop symptoms at any time, you MUST isolate

     

    Children and the Coronavirus vaccine:

    Not available at this timePer LAC DPH, "The Pfizer vaccine has only been authorized by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for people age 16 and over and the Moderna vaccine is only authorized for people age 18 and over.

     

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     Anyone with information about waste or misuse should email covidvax@ph.lacounty.gov.