WesternU begins administering COVID-19 vaccines

Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California is joining the global effort to vaccinate the public against COVID-19.

WesternU has been designated a Los Angeles County community health care partner providing vaccines in accordance with COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Guidelines. In this capacity, WesternU will administer COVID-19 vaccinations to Los Angeles County residents and WesternU community members who meet the eligibility criteria. At this time, L.A. County is actively vaccinating health care workers, staff and residents at skilled nursing facilities, staff and residents at long-term care facilities, and Los Angeles County residents 65 and older.

FREE vaccinations began Thursday, February 11, 2021 in WesternU’s Health Professions Center Student Commons, 550 E. 2nd Street, Pomona, California 91766.

Community members coming to WesternU for the vaccine will park behind the Veterinary Clinical Center (VCC).  See Lot 24 under Employee Parking on this map.

WesternU is expected to receive and administer as many as 975 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine weekly, depending on the available supply.

Schedule your COVID-19 vaccine appointment with WesternU here: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/vaccine/hcwsignup/. Click on the link to make an appointment. WesternU is listed under “Community Clinics and Hospitals Serving Community Members.” Please check this link for the current vaccination schedule and appointment availability.

Residents with disabilities or without computer access can call 833-540-0473 between 8 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. seven days a week for assistance with appointments.

All visitors to the WesternU campus must wear a face covering and socially distance at least 6 feet apart at all times. Do not come to campus if you are symptomatic or if you do not have an appointment. No walk-ins will be admitted. Please bring your photo ID.

Allow extra time when you come to campus to get the vaccine. After receiving the vaccine, you will be required to wait 15-30 minutes to make sure you do not have a reaction. A Health Professional Observation Team will be monitoring you for any adverse reaction to the vaccine. During this observation time, you will be able to schedule your follow-up appointment to receive the required second dose of the Pfizer vaccine 21 days later. This way, you are assured that if you receive the first vaccine, you will also receive the second.

“Our participation in the world’s vaccination effort is momentous and exciting,” said WesternU Associate Provost for Clinical Affairs Robert Warren, DO ’01, MBA. “WesternU faculty, staff, and students get to serve our communities with passion, gratitude, and joy. This is how the pan

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