Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health created a helpful summary of COVID-19 Myths and Facts. Click here to read the summary of helpful information.
What do we know about Omicron?
A new variant called Omicron was identified in South Africa and designated a variant of concern by the World Health Organization on November 26th and by the Centers for Disease Control on November 30th.
Omicron has an unusual number of mutations, more than 30 of which are in the spike protein, which is the “door key” the virus uses to enter and infect humans. This could be concerning because mutations to the spike protein could increase how contagious the virus is or if it has the ability to escape from vaccine protection.
What can we do now?
The most effective tool remains the vaccines, and we encourage everyone 5 and older not yet vaccinated or boosted to do so with a sense of urgency. The vaccines are effective against the Delta variant and very effective against earlier strains of the virus, which gives us hope that these same vaccines will also provide some protection against Omicron.
Residents can walk-in to any Public Health vaccination site or make an appointment at the hundreds of sites across the county to get vaccinated. For more information, they can visit VaccinateLACounty.com.
August 23, 2021: Here is the official FDA announcement: FDA Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine | FDA . The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will now be known as "Comirnaty." You can still ask for Pfizer.
As of August 13, 2021 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and have already received 2 doses of mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) should receive an additional dose of the same vaccine no sooner than 28 days after a second dose. These individuals should contact their healthcare provider. The CDC does NOT recommend additional doses or booster shots for any other population at this time. For more information, please click here.
As of May 13, 2021 in California, people age 12 and older are eligible for vaccinations.
COVID-19 vaccine available at your local pharmacy. Text your zip code to 438829 to receive contact information of three locations near you.
To receive a record of your vaccination from the City of Pasadena click here.
If you do not have a doctor who is familiar with your health, a general practitioner, please click here to register to request updates from the City of Pasadena Public Health Department on available vaccination locations.
If you are a Pasadena resident and need assistance or have additional questions, please call the Citizen’s Service Center at (626) 744-7311. Beware of vaccine scams! If someone offers to sell you the #COVID19 vaccine or a chance to get vaccinated before it's your turn, it's a SCAM.