The Jewel City is now home to one of Los Angeles County’s coveted mass COVID-19 vaccination sites, which officially kicks off tomorrow and is available to all eligible county residents.
Those residents will be able to register for appointments from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, at the Glendale Community Collegeparking structure off Mountain Street. Patients can either park and walk up to the clinic or get dropped off there. The clinic will not take walk-in appointments and patients will have to register through the state system, at myturn.ca.gov.
The long-awaited Jewel City Vax Clinic is being run as a collaboration between the city and its police and fire departments, GCC and Adventist Health Glendale. It is being funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“We are committed to bringing COVID-19 vaccines to the public as quickly and safely as possible,” said Mayor Paula Devine in a statement. “Through this collaboration with Adventist Health Glendale and Glendale Community College, we are making it more convenient for Glendale residents and others who work and live nearby to get vaccinated against this highly contagious virus.”
Officials expect to be able to apply 10,000 vaccinations each week and to run the clinic for three months.
“Throughout this pandemic, so many community members have relied on us for safe, quality care and we’re thrilled to take this next big step, along with our partners, to reach the broader community and deliver on our mission to inspire health, wholeness and hope at a critical time,” said Alice Issai, president of Adventist Health Glendale. “The promise of these vaccines and the return to normal they represent is truly exciting.”
At GCC, patients should park in the uncovered Lot B and walk to the third floor of the parking structure, Lot C, where check-in and the vaccination area will be housed. Lot C levels 1 and 2 will remain open for employee parking, vaccination site volunteers and special events. Lot C level 4 will be used for vaccination clinic support, while levels 5 and 6 will be closed for the duration of the vaccination clinic.
GCC said the clinic will provide an opportunity for its nursing students to participate in administering the vaccinations.
“GCC’s convenient location and commitment to Glendale and the region makes us the natural choice for the vaccination location,” said David Viar, president of GCC. “Our best chance to beat this virus will come from working together as a community.”