COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination Site in Malibu - REGISTRATION CLOSED
The maximum number of applicants for the City’s vaccination site on April 13 has been reached and registration is now closed.
The City of Malibu will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to Malibu residents on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Malibu City Hall. There is no cost to receive the vaccine, but everyone must be in an eligible group, wear a mask, and bring valid identification. Priority appointments will be given to Malibu seniors ages 65 and older.
Appointment times will be emailed to registered residents by Monday, April 12, and cannot be pre-scheduled or re-scheduled. Residents should sign up only if they can confirm they are available on Tuesday, April 13 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, as the number of vaccination doses is limited.
Residents who were unable to register may schedule appointments at other vaccine sites at VaccinateLACounty.com.
As of the end of 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had granted Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) for two COVID-19 vaccines, which were shown to be safe and effective based on data provided by the manufacturers (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna) and findings from large clinical trials. On February 27, 2021, a third vaccine (Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) was approved by the FDA. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two inoculations (Pfizer three weeks apart and Moderna four weeks after the first dose) while the Johnson & Johnson will be issued in a single dose. Information on the three vaccines is available on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.
Who May get a vaccine
The supply of COVID-19 vaccines will be limited for the first few months, which means that the vaccine will be offered to different groups of people at different times. Register at MyTurn.CA.gov to be notified when you become eligible for the vaccine. View the current LA County phased schedule for vaccine distribution.
As of March 11, 2021, vaccine eligibility expanded. Currently eligible to be vaccinated:
- Healthcare workers
- Staff and residents at Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Staff and residents at Long-Term Care Facilities
- LA County residents age 65 and older
- Education and Childcare workers
- Emergency services workers
- Food and agriculture workers
- Custodians and janitors
- Public transit workers
- Airport ground crew workers
- Emergency responders. such as social workers who handle cases of violence, abuse or neglect
- Foster parents providing emergency housing for young people
Residents should be prepared to show proof of identification, and proof of employment in a qualifying sector within Los Angeles County. Vaccinations are free and providing immigration status is not required. To make an appointment visit VaccinateLACounty.com.
All County residents in the above categories can make an appointment by registering online. DO NOT REGISTER FOR AN APPOINTMENT IF YOU ARE NOT IN AN ELIGIBLE GROUP as doing so will take an appointment slot away from those at highest risk, and you will be turned away without proper documentation of your eligibility.
Space is limited but will grow as the County obtains more vaccine doses. Given that appointments are limited, community members are encouraged to be patient and to know that in time, everyone who wants to be vaccinated will have that opportunity. LADPH is working urgently with federal and state partners to expand capacity and supply.
After you're fully vaccinated
People are considered fully vaccinated:
- Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, like the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines
- Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, like Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If it has been less than two weeks since your shot, or if you still need to get your second dose, you are NOT fully protected. Keep taking all prevention steps until you are fully vaccinated.
Based on what is now known about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. For the latest guidance on what is safe to do after being fully vaccinated, view the LA County "After You Are Fully Vaccinated" fact sheet or visit the CDC website for the latest guidance.
Assistance for Malibu Seniors
As of January 21, 2021, County residents 65 and older are eligible to sign up to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Seniors can schedule an appointment online or by phone at 833-540-0473 between 8:00 AM and 8:30 PM, seven days a week.
Malibu residents age 65 and over who need assistance with booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment can call the City's COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Help Line at 310-456-2489, ext. 357. Due to HIPPA constraints, City staff cannot make an appointment for you; however, they can help you navigate the system and provide information.
Seniors may also reserve a free ride with the City’s Dial-A-Ride service to and from confirmed testing, vaccination, and other COVID-related healthcare appointments in Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, and Westlake Village by calling 424-346-8444. The COVID-19 Help Line and Dial-A-Ride services are available Monday through Friday. Riders are required to register for the Dial-A-Ride program by calling 310-456-2489, ext. 357 or visiting the Senior Center webpage.
Los Angeles County Vaccine Distribution
It is important to know the facts. Visit VaccinateLACounty.com to learn about:
- Getting the vaccine
- Vaccine safety
- Vaccine misinformation
- Frequently asked questions
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health launched a COVID-19 Vaccine webpage that includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), a link to the LA County Vaccine Distribution information page, which outlines the phases and tiers for distribution of the vaccine, and a subscription option to receive alerts and updates directly from the County regarding vaccine distribution.
Residents should beware of vaccine scams. If someone offers to sell you a COVID-19 vaccine or a chance to get vaccinated before it's your turn, it's a scam. Report scams to LA County’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs (DCBA) at DCBA.LACounty.gov or by calling 800-593-8222.
Malibu Vaccine Distribution
The City of Malibu is in active conversations with local medical providers to prepare for and support a mass vaccination site if needed. Whether or not a mass vaccination site is needed depends on how many doses the local medical providers receive. If they only receive a small number of doses that is manageable to administer in their offices, then that is how it will be done. However, if the number of doses is too large to effectively administer through their offices, then the a mass vaccination site will be established. Local medical providers are not expected to receive the vaccine before late January or early February.
What to Expect after You Receive a COVID-19 Vaccination
Common vaccine side effects may occur in the first two days after getting the vaccine, including a sore or red arm, fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, and feeling tired. Good hydration in the days leading up to and on the day of your vaccination may help prevent side effects. However, rest assured that side effects are normal and show that your body is learning to build up immunity.
TIPS TO HELP WITH vaccine side effects
- Apply a clean, cool, wet washcloth on your arm where the vaccine was administered
- Use or exercise your arm
- Take over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen or ibuprofen (Note: Do not take these medicines before getting the vaccine.)
Contact your doctor if you have questions, if your symptoms last more than two days or start more than two days after you got the vaccine, or the symptoms get worse or worry you.