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For Immediate Release:

September 23, 2021

Los Angeles County Prepared to Administer Pfizer Booster. 32 New Deaths and 1,900 New Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County is prepared to administer Pfizer booster third doses once the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finalizes eligibility.

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended providing third booster doses of Pfizer vaccine to a subset of people at least six months after the second of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine series, including adults 65 and over, adults younger than 65 at high risk of severe illness, and people 18 to 64 with high institutional or occupational risk. The FDA did not recommend boosters for people below the age of 18 or for people who received doses of other vaccines.

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met and voted third booster doses should be administered at least six months after the last dose of the two-dose Pfizer series in adults 65 and over, residents of long-term care facilities, people 50 to 64 years old with underlying medical conditions, and people 18 to 49 years old with underlying medical conditions, based on individual benefit and risk.

Once the CDC director provides their recommendation, the County will work with the State and local partners to ensure that those eligible for boosters under the FDA emergency use authorization are able to get their third dose while prioritizing reaching those at most risk, including those not yet vaccinated.

We expect the CDC director to consider the ACIP’s input and make an agency recommendation in the coming days.

In L.A. County, slightly over 1 million individuals received two doses of Pfizer prior to April 1; 420,000 of these individuals were 65 years old and older, and many others were healthcare workers and people with severe risk for serious illness from COVID-19.

The easiest way to plan for your booster is to make an appointment at one of the hundreds of sites that offer Pfizer vaccines. You will be able to make an appointment for a booster using the MyTurn system starting tomorrow or by making an appointment at a pharmacy or clinic that offers vaccinations.

There are also many places that don’t require appointments. Visit www.VaccinateLACounty.com to find a community location near you where you can walk in and get your booster. All you will need to bring with you to get your booster dose is proof that you have received two previous Pfizer doses, which for most people will be in the form of the white vaccination card, or a photo of the white card, or a digital record of your two doses. At many sites you may be asked to sign an attestation form indicating you meet the criteria to receive the shot. If you need a ride to get your vaccination, you can reach out to the Public Health call center at 1-833-540-0473 and you will be connected to free transportation.

If you are in an eligible group but received vaccines other than the Pfizer vaccine, you will need to wait until the FDA reviews the data about the need for and safety of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson boosters.

Today at 6:00 p.m., Public Health will host a Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19. Join the town hall to get the latest updates on COVID-19 and information about booster doses. The town hall will be streamed live on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube @lapublichealth. For more information and to submit a question, visit: TinyURL.com/LACOVIDTownHall

Today, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirms 32 new deaths and 1,900 new cases of COVID-19. Of the 32 new deaths reported today, seven people who passed away were over the age of 80, 13 people who died were between the ages of 65 and 79, and 11 people who died were between the ages of 50 and 64. One death was reported by the City of Long Beach. To date, Public Health identified 1,449,923 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 25,942 deaths.

There are 991 people with COVID-19 currently hospitalized and 31% of these people are in the ICU. This is the first time daily hospitalizations dropped under 1,000 since late-July.

Testing results are available for nearly 8,530,000 individuals with 16% of people testing positive. Today’s test positivity rate is 1.5%.

"We extend our deepest condolences to everyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, a friend, or a co-worker and are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,” said Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, Director of Public Health. “We appreciate the thorough review of the emerging science by the FDA and CDC and are prepared to ensure that it is as easy as possible for eligible residents and workers to receive their booster dose. Our pandemic history has told us that we make our best progress when we actively take steps to reduce the spread of this virus. Let’s use the tools we have to effectively reduce the risk of transmission and keep each other healthy and safe.”

L.A. County continues to offer vaccines at more than 1,300 sites countywide and through the deployment of more than 400 mobile vaccination teams each week to make it as easy as possible for eligible L.A. County residents to get vaccinated.

Many vaccination sites across the county, including all County-run sites, are also offering third doses of vaccine to eligible immunocompromised people. Vaccinations are always free and open to eligible residents and workers regardless of immigration status.

To find a vaccination site near you, make an appointment at vaccination sites, and much more, visit: www.VaccinateLACounty.com (English) and www.VacunateLosAngeles.com (Spanish). If you don’t have internet access, can’t use a computer, or you’re over 65, you can call 1-833-540-0473 for help finding an appointment, connecting to free transportation to and from a vaccination site, or scheduling a home-visit if you are homebound.

COVID-19 Sector Protocols, Best Practices, COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, COVID-19 Surveillance Interactive Dashboard, Recovery Dashboard, and additional actions you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community are on the Public Health website, www.publichealth.lacounty.gov.

Please see additional information below:

Total Cases

Laboratory Confirmed Cases

1449923

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)*

1373389

-- Long Beach

63420

-- Pasadena

13114

Deaths

25942

-- Los Angeles County (excl. LB and Pas)

24575

-- Long Beach

1008

-- Pasadena

359

Age Group (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- 0 to 4

35818

- 5 to 11

74906

- 12 to 17

86110

- 18 to 29

327232

- 30 to 49

456640

- 50 to 64

254185

- 65 to 79

101309

- over 80

36374

- Under Investigation

815

Gender (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- Female

692868

- Male

649795

- Other

736

- Under Investigation

29990

Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- American Indian/Alaska Native

2319

- Asian

65440

- Black

65197

- Hispanic/Latino

710658

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

5035

- White

166605

- Other

116491

- Under Investigation

241644

Hospitalization (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- Hospitalized (Ever)

101465

Deaths Race/Ethnicity (Los Angeles County Cases Only-excl LB and Pas)

- American Indian/Alaska Native

53

- Asian

3255

- Black

2129

- Hispanic/Latino

13069

- Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

82

- White

5725

- Other

213

- Under Investigation

49

CITY / COMMUNITY**

Cases

Case Rate

City of Agoura Hills

1386

6637

City of Alhambra

8014

9241

City of Arcadia

3289

5695

City of Artesia

2414

14373

City of Avalon

31

801

City of Azusa

7257

14502

City of Baldwin Park

14451

18824

City of Bell

7444

20489

City of Bell Gardens

8988

20868

City of Bellflower

12726

16371

City of Beverly Hills

3547

10275

City of Bradbury

42

3929

City of Burbank

10905

10174

City of Calabasas

1722

7080

City of Carson

11788

12561

City of Cerritos

3660

7310

City of Claremont

2752

7543

City of Commerce*

2674

20461

City of Compton

19333

19352

City of Covina

7514

15325

City of Cudahy

5321

21855

City of Culver City

2843

7132

City of Diamond Bar

3912

6802

City of Downey

20083

17576

City of Duarte

2709

12305

City of El Monte

18819

16048

City of El Segundo

1041

6202

City of Gardena

7634

12451

City of Glendale

24207

11723

City of Glendora

5804

11000

City of Hawaiian Gardens

2537

17287

City of Hawthorne

12445

14017

City of Hermosa Beach

1500

7626

City of Hidden Hills

131

6931

City of Huntington Park

12220

20543

City of Industry

189

43249

City of Inglewood

16531

14554

City of Irwindale

297

20356

City of La Canada Flintridge

1027

4963

City of La Habra Heights

127

2328

City of La Mirada

5221

10526

City of La Puente

7412

18213

City of La Verne

3460

10396

City of Lakewood

9132

11364

City of Lancaster*

27334

16918

City of Lawndale

4203

12504

City of Lomita

1888

9108

City of Lynwood*

14718

20428

City of Malibu

641

4946

City of Manhattan Beach

1988

5522

City of Maywood

5704

20336

City of Monrovia

3896

10041

City of Montebello

11371

17664

City of Monterey Park

5486

8811

City of Norwalk

18269

16975

City of Palmdale

28876

18165

City of Palos Verdes Estates

650

4807

City of Paramount

11208

20006

City of Pico Rivera

12382

19261

City of Pomona

28551

18310

City of Rancho Palos Verdes

2045

4784

City of Redondo Beach

3983

5798

City of Rolling Hills

79

4072

City of Rolling Hills Estates

420

5177

City of Rosemead

5486

9911

City of San Dimas*

3889

11267

City of San Fernando

5924

24070

City of San Gabriel

3610

8815

City of San Marino

461

3472

City of Santa Clarita

26079

11831

City of Santa Fe Springs

3304

17992

City of Santa Monica

6466

6994

City of Sierra Madre

600

5460

City of Signal Hill

1418

12020

City of South El Monte

3778

18090

City of South Gate

20848

21240

City of South Pasadena

1662

6379

City of Temple City

2698

7401

City of Torrance

9403

6299

City of Vernon

135

64593

City of Walnut

2105

6894

City of West Covina

14894

13761

City of West Hollywood

3528

9548

City of Westlake Village

146

1746

City of Whittier

12883

14735

Los Angeles

591769

14631

Los Angeles - Adams-Normandie

1344

16386

Los Angeles - Alsace

1816

14592

Los Angeles - Angeles National Forest

5

12500

Los Angeles - Angelino Heights

337

13469

Los Angeles - Arleta

7780

22636

Los Angeles - Atwater Village

1694

11551

Los Angeles - Baldwin Hills

3508

11271

Los Angeles - Bel Air

545

6466

Los Angeles - Beverly Crest

866

6914

Los Angeles - Beverlywood

1254

9519

Los Angeles - Boyle Heights*

19092

21974

Los Angeles - Brentwood

2070

6687

Los Angeles - Brookside

45

7745

Los Angeles - Cadillac-Corning

845

11866

Los Angeles - Canoga Park

10782

16514

Los Angeles - Carthay

1271

8849

Los Angeles - Central

8305

21299

Los Angeles - Century City

845

6606

Los Angeles - Century Palms/Cove

7114

21069

Los Angeles - Chatsworth

4485

12102

Los Angeles - Cheviot Hills

641

6989

Los Angeles - Chinatown

917

11432

Los Angeles - Cloverdale/Cochran

1916

13166

Los Angeles - Country Club Park

1816

11984

Los Angeles - Crenshaw District

1820

13161

Los Angeles - Crestview

1268

11154

Los Angeles - Del Rey

2614

8732

Los Angeles - Downtown*

5239

19046

Los Angeles - Eagle Rock

4287

10829

Los Angeles - East Hollywood

3714

12681

Los Angeles - Echo Park

1645

11539

Los Angeles - El Sereno

6998

16738

Los Angeles - Elysian Park

637

11152

Los Angeles - Elysian Valley

1468

14433

Los Angeles - Encino

4434

9816

Los Angeles - Exposition

436

13109

Los Angeles - Exposition Park

7133

15880

Los Angeles - Faircrest Heights

363

10083

Los Angeles - Figueroa Park Square

1582

18140

Los Angeles - Florence-Firestone

10332

21777

Los Angeles - Glassell Park

3975

12578

Los Angeles - Gramercy Place

1691

15710

Los Angeles - Granada Hills

7946

13655

Los Angeles - Green Meadows

4452

20702

Los Angeles - Hancock Park

1371

8046

Los Angeles - Harbor City

3155

10853

Los Angeles - Harbor Gateway

5800

13303

Los Angeles - Harbor Pines

217

9008

Los Angeles - Harvard Heights

2843

15764

Los Angeles - Harvard Park

8188

21584

Los Angeles - Highland Park

6576

13589

Los Angeles - Historic Filipinotown

2315

16691

Los Angeles - Hollywood

7509

11002

Los Angeles - Hollywood Hills

2262

7685

Los Angeles - Hyde Park

4565

15995

Los Angeles - Jefferson Park

1336

16549

Los Angeles - Koreatown

6251

12093

Los Angeles - Lafayette Square

625

13709

Los Angeles - Lake Balboa

6396

15154

Los Angeles - Lakeview Terrace

2617

19927

Los Angeles - Leimert Park

2019

13252

Los Angeles - Lincoln Heights

5712

17523

Los Angeles - Little Armenia

1309

16312

Los Angeles - Little Bangladesh

3190

11255

Los Angeles - Little Tokyo

478

15257

Los Angeles - Longwood

670

15567

Los Angeles - Los Feliz

1464

6775

Los Angeles - Manchester Square

1236

14480

Los Angeles - Mandeville Canyon

200

6402

Los Angeles - Mar Vista

2806

6607

Los Angeles - Marina Peninsula

224

5138

Los Angeles - Melrose

9859

12689

Los Angeles - Mid-city

1502

9993

Los Angeles - Miracle Mile

1397

7768

Los Angeles - Mission Hills

4966

20585

Los Angeles - Mt. Washington

3227

13365

Los Angeles - North Hills

10614

17238

Los Angeles - North Hollywood

24556

16217

Los Angeles - Northridge

9106

13046

Los Angeles - Pacific Palisades

1128

5298

Los Angeles - Pacoima

18922

24581

Los Angeles - Palisades Highlands

199

5174

Los Angeles - Palms

3346

7626

Los Angeles - Panorama City

14996

19928

Los Angeles - Park La Brea

871

6414

Los Angeles - Pico-Union

7759

18544

Los Angeles - Playa Del Rey

169

5288

Los Angeles - Playa Vista

842

7692

Los Angeles - Porter Ranch

3188

8958

Los Angeles - Rancho Park

511

7790

Los Angeles - Regent Square

323

11619

Los Angeles - Reseda

13333

17402

Los Angeles - Reseda Ranch

817

17623

Los Angeles - Reynier Village

331

7829

Los Angeles - San Pedro*

9110

11674

Los Angeles - Shadow Hills

487

10964

Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks

7957

9119

Los Angeles - Silverlake

4124

9355

Los Angeles - South Carthay

963

9089

Los Angeles - South Park

8197

21593

Los Angeles - St Elmo Village

771

16819

Los Angeles - Studio City

1903

8480

Los Angeles - Sun Valley

10629

20252

Los Angeles - Sunland

2704

13250

Los Angeles - Sycamore Square

45

6955

Los Angeles - Sylmar*

18306

22217

Los Angeles - Tarzana

4054

13130

Los Angeles - Temple-Beaudry

5813

14723

Los Angeles - Thai Town

1114

11357

Los Angeles - Toluca Lake

726

8341

Los Angeles - Toluca Terrace

179

13706

Los Angeles - Toluca Woods

149

8019

Los Angeles - Tujunga

3533

12704

Los Angeles - University Hills

317

9245

Los Angeles - University Park

4111

14973

Los Angeles - Valley Glen

4563

15202

Los Angeles - Valley Village

2743

11096

Los Angeles - Van Nuys*

16678

17896

Los Angeles - Venice

2595

7658

Los Angeles - Vermont Knolls

3335

19390

Los Angeles - Vermont Square

1705

22267

Los Angeles - Vermont Vista

8653

21010

Los Angeles - Vernon Central

12158

23382

Los Angeles - Victoria Park

1180

14049

Los Angeles - View Heights

286

7742

Los Angeles - Watts

8593

20136

Los Angeles - Wellington Square

681

13856

Los Angeles - West Adams

4583

16587

Los Angeles - West Hills

3873

9552

Los Angeles - West Los Angeles

3212

8534

Los Angeles - West Vernon

11390

21233

Los Angeles - Westchester

3474

6732

Los Angeles - Westlake

8682

14627

Los Angeles - Westwood

3614

6679

Los Angeles - Wholesale District*

8000

22143

Los Angeles - Wilmington

9688

17151

Los Angeles - Wilshire Center

6445

12846

Los Angeles - Winnetka

7820

15101

Los Angeles - Woodland Hills

6691

9832

Unincorporated - Acton

720

9033

Unincorporated - Agua Dulce

384

9235

Unincorporated - Altadena

3987

9140

Unincorporated - Anaverde

171

11340

Unincorporated - Angeles National Forest

38

3052

Unincorporated - Arcadia

723

9059

Unincorporated - Athens-Westmont

7498

17666

Unincorporated - Athens Village

1181

24117

Unincorporated - Avocado Heights

1257

18554

Unincorporated - Azusa

2653

16661

Unincorporated - Bassett

2870

19370

Unincorporated - Bouquet Canyon

62

5778

Unincorporated - Bradbury

52

48148

Unincorporated - Canyon Country

1113

14402

Unincorporated - Castaic*

4341

15965

Unincorporated - Cerritos

76

12947

Unincorporated - Charter Oak

0

0

Unincorporated - Claremont

51

7265

Unincorporated - Covina

2686

15970

Unincorporated - Covina (Charter Oak)

1787

13596

Unincorporated - Del Aire

382

8696

Unincorporated - Del Rey

41

12893

Unincorporated - Del Sur

233

9648

Unincorporated - Desert View Highlands

408

16366

Unincorporated - Duarte

941

21251

Unincorporated - East Covina

44

13374

Unincorporated - East La Mirada

626

11829

Unincorporated - East Lancaster

19

16667

Unincorporated - East Los Angeles

27384

21860

Unincorporated - East Pasadena

238

3717

Unincorporated - East Rancho Dominguez

3093

20205

Unincorporated - East Whittier

568

10705

Unincorporated - El Camino Village

964

10966

Unincorporated - El Monte

24

16552

Unincorporated - Elizabeth Lake

106

6382

Unincorporated - Florence-Firestone

14943

23094

Unincorporated - Franklin Canyon

1

8333

Unincorporated - Glendora

84

12727

Unincorporated - Hacienda Heights

5960

10657

Unincorporated - Harbor Gateway

0

0

Unincorporated - Hawthorne

351

13962

Unincorporated - Hi Vista

53

4827

Unincorporated - Kagel/Lopez Canyons

307

21742

Unincorporated - La Crescenta-Montrose

1402

7080

Unincorporated - La Habra Heights

16

2367

Unincorporated - La Rambla

316

15229

Unincorporated - La Verne*

196

9608

Unincorporated - Ladera Heights

550

7778

Unincorporated - Lake Hughes

52

7784

Unincorporated - Lake Los Angeles

1866

14360

Unincorporated - Lake Manor

174

10590

Unincorporated - Lakewood

0

0

Unincorporated - Lennox

3899

17297

Unincorporated - Leona Valley

147

8395

Unincorporated - Littlerock

619

15394

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Juniper Hills

142

10948

Unincorporated - Littlerock/Pearblossom

606

16980

Unincorporated - Llano

54

6157

Unincorporated - Marina del Rey

649

6896

Unincorporated - Miracle Mile

0

0

Unincorporated - Monrovia

438

11286

Unincorporated - Newhall

70

31818

Unincorporated - North Lancaster

185

15442

Unincorporated - North Whittier

1252

14976

Unincorporated - Northeast San Gabriel

1865

7759

Unincorporated - Padua Hills

12

5581

Unincorporated - Palmdale

125

14846

Unincorporated - Palos Verdes Peninsula

31

4992

Unincorporated - Pearblossom/Llano

172

8793

Unincorporated - Pellissier Village

189

30533

Unincorporated - Placerita Canyon

4

870

Unincorporated - Pomona

73

3767

Unincorporated - Quartz Hill

1541

11940

Unincorporated - Rancho Dominguez

467

17550

Unincorporated - Roosevelt

105

11278

Unincorporated - Rosewood

199

15474

Unincorporated - Rosewood/East Gardena

192

16094

Unincorporated - Rosewood/West Rancho Dominguez

592

17614

Unincorporated - Rowland Heights

4122

8079

Unincorporated - San Clemente Island

0

0

Unincorporated - San Francisquito Canyon/Bouquet Canyon

18

2098

Unincorporated - San Jose Hills

3846

19020

Unincorporated - San Pasqual

43

2113

Unincorporated - Sand Canyon

22

7143

Unincorporated - Santa Catalina Island

231

86517

Unincorporated - Santa Monica Mountains*

976

5241

Unincorporated - Saugus

161

103871

Unincorporated - Saugus/Canyon Country

47

13202

Unincorporated - South Antelope Valley

41

9011

Unincorporated - South El Monte

383

21337

Unincorporated - South San Gabriel

1042

11777

Unincorporated - South Whittier

9533

16097

Unincorporated - Southeast Antelope Valley

104

13316

Unincorporated - Stevenson Ranch

1619

7722

Unincorporated - Sun Village

1033

17114

Unincorporated - Sunrise Village

209

16127

Unincorporated - Twin Lakes/Oat Mountain

133

8022

Unincorporated - Val Verde

414

12511

Unincorporated - Valencia

265

8626

Unincorporated - Valinda

4239

18138

Unincorporated - View Park/Windsor Hills

978

8406

Unincorporated - Walnut Park

3335

20659

Unincorporated - West Antelope Valley

63

4169

Unincorporated - West Carson

2676

12116

Unincorporated - West Chatsworth

4

33333

Unincorporated - West LA

211

22164

Unincorporated - West Puente Valley

1908

19400

Unincorporated - West Rancho Dominguez

226

16630

Unincorporated - West Whittier/Los Nietos

4798

17820

Unincorporated - Westfield/Academy Hills

60

4615

Unincorporated - Westhills

66

7867

Unincorporated - White Fence Farms

351

9530

Unincorporated - Whittier

366

9672

Unincorporated - Whittier Narrows

54

450000

Unincorporated - Willowbrook

7720

22112

Unincorporated - Wiseburn

628

10420

- Under Investigation

16839

These numbers are subject to change based on further investigation. 42 cases and 1 death previously reported were not in Public Health's jurisdiction.

* Means that case numbers include cases associated with correctional facility outbreaks located in the city/community. **Rate is crude and is per 100,000. This represents the number of cases per 100,000 people and allows for the proportional comparison of cities of different sizes.

The Department of Public Health is committed to promoting health equity and ensuring optimal health and well-being for all 10 million residents of Los Angeles County. Through a variety of programs, community partnerships and services, Public Health oversees environmental health, disease control, and community and family health. Nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health comprises nearly 4,500 employees and has an annual budget of $1.2 billion. To learn more about Los Angeles County Public Health, please visit www.publichea lth.lacounty.gov , and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/l acounty.gov, and follow LA County Public Health on social media at twitter.com/lap ublichealth, facebook.co m/lapublichealth, instagra m.com/lapublichealth and youtube.com/ lapublichealth.




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