People with moderately or severely weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. They are more likely to get COVID-19 than people with normal immune systems. And if they get infected, they are more likely to get seriously ill and to spread the virus to others. In addition, some people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised don’t build enough protection from the standard vaccine schedule. It is recommended they get more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine plus getting some of those doses at shorter time intervals.
Who is considered moderately or severely immunocompromised?
- People age 5+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should receive a COVID-19 vaccine primary series as soon as possible. This means 3 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine - OR - one dose of J&J vaccine and one dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
- Those age 12+ who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should get a booster dose after their primary series. The type of additional and/or booster dose that is recommended depends on which vaccine you got for your primary series. In addition, you may get a second booster dose at least 4 months after your first booster dose.
Visit VaccinateLACounty.com to find a vaccine location near you.
Paratransit & Free Rides
NEED A RIDE? Free rides to and from vaccination sites are available. No smartphone app needed. Call the Call Center to book your ride.
For information about paratransit or other transit services for people with disabilities, call the Call Center or click here.
DPH Vaccine Call Center 833-540-0473 open daily 8 am to 8:30 pm.
If you are home-bound you can request an in-home vaccination.
Los Angeles County residents can apply in 2 ways:
- Call the DPH Vaccine Call Center 833-540-0473 open daily 8am to 8:30pm, or
- Fill out the online request form (the form has multiple language options)
Flyers for Los Angeles County's homebound vaccination program are available in multiple languages: English | Español | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | العربية | հայերեն | អក្សរខ្មែរ | 日本語 | 한국어 | Русский | Tiếng Việt | فارسى | Tagalog
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Accessible PDF Documents and Websites
|LA Public Health COVID-19 Website||publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus|
|COVID-19 Vaccine Website||English: publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/vaccine; Spanish: publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/vaccine/index-es.htm|
|Vaccine FAQ for People who are Immunocompromised||(PDF Document - translations available) - COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ: For People Who Are Immunocompromised|
|Guidance for Individuals with HIV||(PDF Document - translations available) - Los Angeles County Public Health's Guidance for Individuals with HIV|
|Information for Immigrants||LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs; (PDF Document - translations available) - Los Angeles Office of Immigrant's Frequently Asked Questions|
Visit the Department on Disability's Coronavirus Resources page for a full list of related, accessible PDF documents and websites.
Policy and Advocacy - TAKE ACTION!
The advocacy tools listed below was gathered by The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies (PIDS).
Go to the Department on Disability's Coronavirus Resources page for a full listing of Systems Advocacy and Legislative/Congressional Advocacy Tools.
Systems Advocacy Tools
- DCRC: Letter Regarding Proposed State Budget Revision of Department of Rehabilitation Grant to Statewide Independent Living Centers (PDF Document)
- AAPD Template Letter to send to Insurance Commissioner or others (Word Document)
- CCD Letter to U.S. Department of Health & Human Services & Office of Civil Rights RE: COVID-19 - Disabilities & Discrimination (PDF Document)
Legislative/Congressional Advocacy Tools
Go to Mayor Garcetti's COVID-19: Keeping Los Angeles Safe Website for updates.
Go to Los Angeles County Public Health's Media Page for their latest news.