LASC To Host Pair Of COVID-19 Vaccination Drives

Posted on: 04/16/2021

Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on its campus in conjunction with Los Angeles City Fire Department. Tens of thousands of community members are expected to get vaccinated over the course of the next couple of months.

The Los Angeles Fire Department's COVID-19 vaccination distribution site on LASC's campus started Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in Parking Lot 8 for individuals in eligible tiers. The site will initially be active from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and closed Sundays and Mondays. Appointments should be made here. Participants should enter campus via the Denker Avenue gate off of Imperial Highway. If you receive a first dose on campus, a second dose will be administered on campus three to four weeks later, depending on the vaccine.

The clinic will practice physical distancing and require attendees to wear face masks. Individuals who have had respiratory illnesses should stay home. Walk-ups are not accepted and attendees need to be in vehicles.

The L.A. Care and Blue Shield Promise Community Resource Center in Inglewood was scheduled to host a free drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination clinic during two dates in April, but, due to the Food and Drug Administration recommendation to pause administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, those clinics and their appointments have been postponed.

As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic began in earnest in March 2020, LASC has prioritized the safety and security of its students and employees, but also the community in which it calls home. In recent months, LASC has provided students with an equitable learning experience by offering easy online access to classes and services, supported employees with necessary certification and training, and looked to care for the surrounding community by hosting food and clothing giveaways, blood drives, COVID-19 testing centers, a voting center and more, all in a safe and secure environment.

“I’m proud of our college as well as our partners for their involvement in these important public health efforts," LASC President Dr. Seher Awan said. “Since the start of the pandemic, LASC has constantly looked at ways of being a resource and a true partner for our entire community."