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On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccinations, Testing June 4

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June 02, 2021 - 01:44 PM

Mt. San Antonio College is partnering with Fulgent to provide free on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics as well as COVID-19 testing. The clinic will be held on Friday, June 4, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the courtyard between Buildings 67A and 67B. Anyone 12 years or older can receive a free vaccine. Participants are encouraged to make an appointment online, but can also walk in between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The clinic will provide 150 Pfizer and 50 Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. The Pfizer vaccine is the only one authorized for youths 12-17 years old, whose parent/guardian must be present. It requires two doses three weeks apart. Recipients of the Pfizer vaccine should return on Friday, June 25, for a second dose. The Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine is for people 18 and older. Vaccines help keep people from getting and spreading COVID-19. In the rare case a vaccinated individual becomes sick with COVID-19, they are less likely to require hospitalization. More information is available through the video about vaccine safety by Student Health Services or the California Public Health COVID-19 Vaccines website.

Some students and community members have expressed confusion about who is eligible to get a vaccine. All people living in the United States are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge, regardless of their immigration status and health insurance status. Individuals cannot be charged for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Recipients of the vaccine just need to show proof of their age with any official document that includes their name and date of birth. Examples include California ID cards, school records, medical documents (including immunization records), and passports (foreign country and expired are OK). Details are available through Los Angeles County Public Health’s How to Get Vaccinated website.

If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine on campus, you must:

  • Be 12 years or older for the Pfizer vaccine or 18 and older for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • People receiving the Pfizer vaccine should come back on Friday, June 25, for the second dose. Johnson & Johnson recipients only need one shot.
  • Sign up for an appointment at vaccine.fulgentgenetics.com or walk in between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Bring along documentation that shows proof of age, such as those examples mentioned above.