Metrolink and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are partnering to provide totally free mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics started Tuesday, April 20, at Metrolink’s Palmdale and Lancaster stations, with the ability to administer 250 inoculations at each website per day.
Vaccinations will be continuous weekly– from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Tuesday through Saturday– by walk-up or by pre-registering with vaccination company RemediaCare, which will supply vaccines to anybody age 16 and older who lives or operates in L.A. County, in accordance with Public Health guidelines.
” Programs like these are critical to assisting in the vaccination rollout to neighborhoods where our most susceptible populations live throughout the county to minimize the effect of COVID-19,” county Supervisor Kathryn Barger, a Metrolink board member, stated in revealing the strategy last week.
Metrolink riders can likewise get totally free COVID-19 vaccinations at the Cal State Los Angeles very website that is easily accessible from the Cal State LA Metrolink station on the San Bernardino Line.
Metrolink CEO Stephanie Wiggins stated Thursday that she was “delighted to partner with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on such an essential endeavor and I thank the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster for helping launch these preliminary vaccination centers to stop the coronavirus spread in those neighborhoods.”
” We intend to recognize additional Metrolink station-based vaccination centers in the coming weeks,” she stated.
Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris said bringing COVID-19 “vaccinations directly into a community is important. We need to safeguard our homeowners from this infection and guarantee equitable circulation.”
Palmdale Mayor Steven D. Hofbauer kept in mind that numerous Antelope Valley residents “rely on public transit, and with this collective effort, bringing these life-saving vaccines to the Palmdale Metrolink Station makes a substantial positive effect on public health.”
To find out more on vaccination websites situated within a three-mile radius of its stations, go to Metrolink’s Vaccine Center Locator resource.
Metrolink is the largest traveler rail agency in California and the third-largest in the United States, operating 7 lines along a 538-mile network that travels across Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.