A woman danced as she got into her car Saturday, filled with excitement about getting her COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. She was one of 100 people to get vaccinated at Child Care Resource Center’s vaccine event over the weekend.
Music played over the speakers as families filed into the CCRC Head Start Osborne location in Arleta to receive their shot. Children as young as 12 stood alongside parents and grandparents, many getting their very first dose of the vaccine.
The Los Angeles Unified School District is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all students ages 12 and up for in-person learning and extracurricular activities. Students must be fully vaccinated by October 31 to participate in extracurricular activities. To attend in-person lessons, students must be fully vaccinated by December 19.
Scientists and health officials say the vaccine is safe and effective.
The free event was hosted in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) and Los Angeles County 3rd District. The Arleta Neighborhood Council, Los Angeles City 6th District (Invited), Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND), and Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) were also on site with useful information and resources.