On-Campus COVID-19 Vaccinations May 27
May 25, 2021 - 04:24 PM
Mt. San Antonio College is partnering with East Valley Community Health Center to provide on-campus COVID-19 vaccination clinics. The next clinic will provide Moderna vaccines and will be open to anyone 18 and older. The clinic will be on Thursday, May 27, in the courtyard between Buildings 67A and 67B. Participants are encouraged to make an appointment online, but can also walk in between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to get a free vaccine.
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). At this time, people 12 and older can get a vaccine. However, only the Pfizer vaccine has been authorized for youths from 12 to 17. Details are available through Los Angeles County Public Health’s How to Get Vaccinated website.
The Mt. SAC clinic on May 27 will provide 600 doses of the Moderna vaccine, which require two doses four weeks apart. Participants should come back June 24 for a second booster shot. The Moderna vaccine is for people 18 and older, and is 94% effective in protecting against COVID-19 in trials. 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.
If you are interested in receiving a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on campus, you must:
- Be 18 years or older
- Be available to receive the first dose at Mt. SAC on Thursday, May 27 and the second dose on Thursday, June 24
- Sign up for an appointment at https://myturn.ca.gov or walk in between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.