LAUSD opens first of 25 school-based vaccination sites


  • LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is joined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to announce a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • Ivette and David Giron, and their children Anthony, 7, and Madelyne, 5, appear with LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar after receiving their free COVID vaccinations during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

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  • LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner greets community members before announcing a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is joined by community leaders to announce a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is joined by community leaders to announce a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is joined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to announce a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is joined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to announce a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • LA Unified School District and St. John’s Medical Center launch a program to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is joined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to announce a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is joined by community leaders to announce a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • Ivette and David Giron, and their children Anthony, 7, and Madelyne, 5, pose for a picture after receiving their free COVID vaccinations after a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • Nurses with St. John’s Medical Center stand ready in the gymnasium at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School as a program to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites is announced during a press conference in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is joined by community leaders to announce a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is joined by community leaders to announce a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • LA Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner is joined by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to announce a program with St. John’s Medical Center to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

  • LA Unified School District and St. John’s Medical Center launch a program to provide free COVID vaccinations to families at LAUSD school sites during a press conference at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South Los Angeles on Wednesday April 7, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer)

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LOS ANGELES >> In an effort to get people vaccinated against the coronavirus so families will feel more comfortable sending their children back to school, Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner and community leaders gathered on Wednesday, April 7, at one of the first LAUSD schools to open this week as a vaccination center to promote the initiative.

They spoke of the need to provide vaccination opportunities in neighborhoods that have been hardest hit by the pandemic — mainly low-income Black and Hispanic communities with higher infection rates whose residents have struggled more to gain access to the vaccines — during a media event at George Washington Preparatory Senior High School in South L.A.

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“Vaccinations are the path to recovery in schools, not just for the health of the community, but for the health of the school community,” Beutner said, adding that schools are well-positioned to help in the vaccination effort because it’s a place that families already trust and are often within walking distance of their homes.

The district this week announced it will be opening 25 school-based vaccination centers throughout the county in the near future for local residents to get their shots, in collaboration with community health partners.

The superintendent tweeted out a map with the names and locations of the 25 sites. Families can also call the district’s vaccination hotline at 213-328-3958 for information or to book appointments. Walk-up appointments will also be accepted.


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Source:  https://www.dailynews.com/2021/04/07/lausd-opens-first-of-25-school-based-vaccination-sites/



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