Important Covid-19 Vaccine Information

Get free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 antigen tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 8 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 antigen tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
Order your tests now so you have them when you need them: https://www.covidtests.gov/

 

Venice Family Clinic urges everyone to get the COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage you to get the vaccine wherever you can get it the quickest.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free and available for everyone, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Click here or watch this video for more information.

Venice Family Clinic offers 2 COVID-19 vaccines:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech / Comirnaty – age 5 and older
  • Moderna / Spikevax – age 18 and older

To make an appointment to get the Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna/Spikevax vaccine, please click one of the links below to see what days and times we have available:

604 ROSE AVENUE, VENICE

4700 INGLEWOOD BLVD, CULVER CITY

2509 PICO BLVD, SANTA MONICA

22328 S MAIN ST, CARSON (CARSON HIGH SCHOOL)

1091 S LA BREA AVE, INGLEWOOD

742 WEST GARDENA BLVD., GARDENA

If you do not have access to a computer or need help, you can call (833) 540-0473 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. You may also call Venice Family Clinic for assistance at (310) 664-7894.

Booster shots and additional primary doses of COVID-19 vaccines

You may have heard about “booster shots” and “additional primary doses” for people who got a COVID-19 vaccine. The main difference between these two shots is who gets them and why.

A BOOSTER SHOT is for individuals who are fully vaccinated. These people already got two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty or Moderna/Spikevax vaccine or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Their bodies probably created enough antibodies to protect them, but health officials believe their immunity may go down over time.

The CDC recommends that all fully vaccinated individuals should get a booster shot.

Age eligibility

  • Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty: ages 5 and older
  • Moderna/Spikevax: ages 18 and older

When to get a booster shot

  • Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty and Moderna/Spikevax: at least 5 months after getting the 2nddose

A SECOND BOOSTER SHOT of mRNA vaccine is allowed for certain people who got their last dose at least 4 months ago. People who are eligible include:

AN ADDITIONAL DOSE is for specific people who have weakened immune systems. These people have already received two doses of either Moderna/Spikevax or Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine. However, their bodies may not have created enough of an immune response to protect them from getting COVID-19. An additional dose of vaccine at least 28 days after completing their 2nd dose will help get them to a good immunity level. This group includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress their immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress their immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other medicine that may suppress their immune response