Metro has partnered with the City of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Fire Department to open a sixth free, public vaccination site, this time in Boyle Heights.
The new site is located at the Metro-owned property at 339 N. Fickett St., Los Angeles, CA, 90033, and is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The mobile vaccination and testing unit will be located near the intersection of Fickett Street and East Cesar E. Chavez Avenue. Metro Bus Line 70 has stops nearby, and the L Line (Gold) Soto Street Station is about a 10-minute walk away.
This site will have the two-shot Pfizer and one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine available. The Pfizer vaccine is available to everyone 12 years and older (children require a parent or guardian present). The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is available to everyone 18 years and older.
The vaccines and testing are free, and no insurance or citizenship documentation is required. Appointments can be made by visiting https://carbonhealth.com/covid-19-vaccines/los-angeles. However, the site will also accept walk-ups.
The Boyle Heights site joins five other Metro locations that now offer free vaccinations – Union Station, the C Line’s (Green) Crenshaw/105 Station in Hawthorne, the Harbor Gateway Transit Center in Gardena, the A Line’s (Blue) Del Amo Station in Los Angeles and El Monte Station in El Monte – in serving zip codes identified by Gov. Gavin Newsom as having high rates of COVID-19 cases and low vaccination rates.
Metro’s Office of Equity and Race spearheaded this effort to ensure a more equitable recovery by offering convenient access to free vaccines at Metro transit sites and properties.
For additional information on free vaccination sites at Metro transit stations, please metro.net/vax.
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