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All COVID-19 vaccine sites run by the city of Los Angeles will be taking walk-ins without appointments, starting Monday.

While appointments for the vaccine may still be made at the city sites, they will no longer be required, including at its drive-through sites such as in Dodger Stadium, Hansen Dam and Crenshaw Center.

“We stand at a critical juncture in our fight to end this pandemic, and our city will keep doing everything possible to knock down barriers to vaccine access and deliver doses directly to all Angelenos,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement. “Our vaccines are safe and effective, and we will continue working to get shots into the arms of our local families, protect ourselves and our loved ones, and start Los Angeles on the road to health, economic growth, and a lasting recovery.”

The announcement comes a week after several of the city’s vaccination sites began accepting walk-in patients, such as USC to Cal State L.A.’s sites.

Expanded operating hours will also take effect this week, with mass vaccination sites at Pierce College and Southwest College taking patients in from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, and several “mobile clinics” operating from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

With 42,000 expected doses of the Moderna vaccine, 54,000 of Pfizer and 27,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson, combined with leftover doses from last week, the city projects to administer more than 255,000 vaccines this week.

 

LA Weekly