Southern Californians get easy access to any vaccine brand at this transportation hub, Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The fifth free public vaccination site in Greater LA is currently open to the public at L.A. Union Station, six days a week. This site operates Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the station’s East portal. The Los Angeles Fire Department in partnership with Carbon Health and Community Organized Relief Effort, known as CORE, is overseeing these vaccination efforts.
The L.A. Union Station vaccination site will offer all three vaccine brands; Moderna and the one-shot Johnson & Johnson will be available to everyone 18 years and older. The Pfizer vaccine will be available to everyone 12 years and older (children require a parent or guardian present).
SoCal’s local transportation organizations including Metrolink and Metro have partnered to support the region’s efforts to offer easy access to vaccinations by opening this vaccination opportunity at L.A. Union Station. Metro’s Office of Equity and Race spearheaded this effort to ensure a more equitable recovery by offering convenient access to free vaccines at Metro transit sites.
“Promoting health equity is central to my strategic operational vision for LA Metro,” said Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins. “From COVID-19 testing to free face masks on buses and trains, to opening up vaccination sites at key Metro transit centers, we will continue to offer services and resources for those who need it most in Los Angeles County to ensure an equitable recovery.”
The L.A. Union Station site is an especially accessible destination for those working and living across Southern California, as the station has been recognized as the region’s most important transit center. In addition to Metro bus and rail, L.A. Union Station provides critical access to Metrolink, Amtrak, regional and municipal transit partners and private transportation options. More than 100,000 people used the station each weekday on average, pre-pandemic.
Vaccines are free, and no insurance documentation is required. Appointments are recommended but not required, and can be made by visiting the Carbon Health website. For additional information on free vaccination sites at Metro transit locations, please visit www.metro.net/vax.
Thanks Metro and all the services to the travelers. It is a great help to the population. Thanks for updating me with this. 🙂