Information on COVID-19
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes continues to monitor the latest COVID-19 public health guidance and vaccine information from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the California Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Updated Boosters Now Available
On August 31 and September 1, 2022, new Pfizer and Moderna boosters that target the BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Omicron were approved by both the Food and Drug Administration and CDC. Residents and workers in L.A. County can now receive new updated bivalent boosters at more than 900 sites across the county. To find a location for the new booster go to VaccinateLACounty.com. Click on “Find a Location” and then search by “Vaccine Type.”
Updated boosters were subsequently approved for children 5 and older two months after any previous booster or primary vaccination. The Pfizer bivalent booster is for children ages 5-11, and the Moderna bivalent booster is for children ages 6-17.
Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Ages 12+
Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine is now authorized as another option for ages 12 and older. Unlike the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, the Novavax vaccine does not use mRNA technology. The technology used in the Novavax vaccine has been used for more than 30 years in the United States, beginning with the first licensed hepatitis B vaccine. The Novavax vaccine is a two-dose primary series, with the second dose administered three to eight weeks after the first. Novavax boosters have been approved for ages 18+.
Novavax vaccine is now available at L.A. County Department of Public Health vaccination pods in L.A. County. Find a location at ph.lacounty.gov/vaccinepods.
Vaccine Booster Eligibility Expanded to Ages 5+
Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots has expanded to everyone ages 5+.
Need an In-Home Vaccination?
If you are home-bound, you can request an in-home vaccination from the L.A. County Department of Public Health by calling the DPH Vaccine Call Center 833-540-0473 (open daily from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.), or by filling out an online request form at VaccinateLACounty.com.
Interested in the City's COVID-19 case and vaccination rates? Zoom in on the map below, click anywhere within the City's borders and the most recent data will show.