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LA County Expands Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has announced that COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will be expanded to include workers in the following sectors beginning March 1:
– Food and Agriculture
– Education and Childcare
– Emergency Services and First Responders
Registration, proof of ID and proof of employment is required at time of appointment. To register and learn if you are included in the new vaccine group, click here.
Donate Plasma to Help COVID-19 Patients with The Fight Is In Us
A new, federally funded organization, The Fight Is In Us, is seeking volunteers who have overcome the virus to donate blood plasma in order to help those infected with COVID-19 recover faster. People who have recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their blood plasma that can be used to quicken recovery time and reduce severe symptoms. Blood plasma donation is quick, painless and has been around for over 100 years. Learn more and donate here.
V-Safe: a CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Health Check-in Tool
The CDC has released a new tool named V-Safe that allows users to directly report any side effects they may experience after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine directly to the CDC. The tool also reminds users when its time to get their second dose of the vaccine. Depending on the side effects reported, users may be contacted by the CDC via phone call in order to gather additional information. Learn more and register for V-Safe here.
Los Angeles County Expands Vaccine Eligibility to those 65 and Older
Chairwoman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Hilda Solis signed an executive order on Monday which expands the vaccine eligibility list to include people aged 65 and older. Under the order, county health officials are advised to begin scheduling vaccination appointments for those 65 and older on Thursday, January 21. Read the executive order here.
Learn more about the vaccine eligibility phases here.
New Vaccine Eligibility Notification Tool Launches Next Week
California Governor Newsom announced yesterday that a new tool to notify residents about vaccine eligibility will launch next week. The tool will let residents know whether or not they are eligible to receive a vaccine, and will allow users to sign up for text and email notifications letting them know when they are eligible. The Governor intends on the tool also allowing users to schedule their vaccination appointment when eligible. Learn more here.
Los Angeles United School District Offering Mental Health Consultations for Early Childhood
The Los Angeles United School District is offering mental health phone consultations for young children up to five years old. The consultations will be given by trained psychiatric social workers who can provide information about nutrition, parenting support, behavioral skills, community resource referrals, and more. Call (213) 443-0165 or click here for more information.
Covered California Extends Enrollment Deadline
California’s state health insurance, Covered California, has extended its deadline for applying for 2021 health insurance through December 30th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Your application can be completed online in just a few minutes. Learn more and sign up here.
Medi-Cal is free or low-cost health coverage for children and adults with limited income and resources. Medi-Cal covers low-income adults, families with children, seniors, persons with disabilities, children in foster care as well as former foster youth up to age 26, and pregnant women.
Step by Step Guidance for People with Symptoms of COVID-19
The Los Angeles County Department of Health offers a description of COVID-19 symptoms and step by step instructions on what to do if you are experiencing symptoms.
This information is available in multiple languages here.
Angelenos in Action
The Los Angeles Department of Public Health has started a new, voluntary public health program to help Angelenos track how they are feeling and any symptoms of COVID-19. The information provided to the Department of Public Health will help guide strategies to support communities experiencing the most need of assistance.
NAMI California COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website offers guidance for taking care of your mental health, staying connected with loved ones and managing stress during COVID-19 here.
L.A. County Offers Free Coronavirus Testing For LA County Residents
Los Angeles County offers free COVID-19 testing for all residents of Los Angeles County. To find your local community testing site and schedule a test, here.
Guidance: What to do after you tested for COVID-19
LA County’s Department of Public Health has provided guidance on what to do after you are tested for COVID-19. Whether you have symptoms or have been exposed to a confirmed case, you can find helpful guidance on how to proceed after testing here.
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHCS)’s My Health LA
My Health LA (MHLA) is a free health care program for residents of Los Angeles County that cannot get health insurance, such as full-scope Medi-Cal. My Health LA website contains information on My Health LA eligibility, health coverage options, a directory to clinics, and patient resources. Access the website here.
The Los Angeles Department of Public Health
The Los Angeles Department of Public Health released new guidelines to help pregnant women and their babies stay healthy during the coronavirus outbreak. The guidelines provide advice on how to minimize coronavirus risk, what to do if you get sick while pregnant, and how to care for your baby after you give birth. Read the guidelines here.
One Degree’s COVID-19 Resource Guide
One Degree’s COVID-19 Resource Guide is updated Monday – Friday by 2 PM. The resource guide is a collaborative effort between Cal State LA, Los Angeles Department of Health Services, One Degree, and other community organizations and members who are committed to the well-being and health of our community. The resource guide includes healthcare resources and is available in English and Spanish.