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ATTENTION MT. SAC COMMUNITY

Boost Your COVID-19 Protection

Wednesday Clinics Now Scheduled 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Updated Bivalent Dose and Pediatric Boosters Available

Mt. San Antonio College hosts free COVID-19 vaccination clinics each Wednesday in Kerr’s Corner, between the Library and Mountie Café. The free clinics will be available for anyone 6 months and older, including Mt. SAC employees, students, and community members. Appointments can be made through the Fulgent website at vaccine.fulgentgenetics.com.

Pediatric vaccines for children 6 months-17 years of age require an appointment, a parent/guardian to be present, and evidence of age. Booster shots are recommended for anyone 5 years and older who meets eligibility requirements. The newly formulated bivalent boosters that help protect against the most recent Omicron variants and original strain are now available and recommended for those 12 and older.

icon for calendar WEDNESDAY CLINICS
The clinics will be held on Wednesdays through December 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kerr’s Corner, near the Library (Building 6) entrance and Mountie Café (Building 8).  Upcoming dates are:
  • Wednesday, November 2, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 9, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 16, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 23, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 30, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, December 7, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
icon for Myth or Fact THE TRUTH ABOUT VACCINES

Each clinic will provide COVID-19 vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has fully approved the Pfizer vaccine for use with people 12 years and older and the Moderna vaccine for people 18 and older. The FDA also authorized (but not yet approved) the Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months to 11 years and Moderna vaccine for children 6 months to 17 years. The vaccines are safe and effective in protecting against COVID-19. Vaccinated individuals are less likely to become sick with COVID-19 and less likely to require hospitalization. The community is encouraged to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines by

icon for vaccine AGE AND DOSAGE REQUIREMENTS
Individuals should speak with their healthcare or vaccine provider if they have questions about the vaccine doses and boosters. At Mt. SAC, participants may choose between Pfizer’s and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines. The initial vaccination series requires two primary doses spaced about 3-8 weeks apart. A monovalent booster is also recommended at least 5 months after the primary vaccine doses for children 5-11 years.  For those 12 years and older, the bivalent booster is recommended at least 2 months after the primary vaccine doses or last monovalent booster. Learn more about the vaccines, their dosage and more through the CDC COVID-19 Vaccines web page.
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All people living in the United States are able to get the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge, regardless of their immigration status and health insurance status. Recipients of the vaccine just need to show proof of their age with any official document that includes their name and date of birth. Examples include California ID cards, school records, medical documents (including immunization records), and passports (foreign country and expired are OK). Details are available through Los Angeles County Public Health’s How to Get Vaccinated website.
 
computer icon HOW TO SIGN UP
If you are interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine on campus, the participant must:
  • Be 6 months or older. People under 18 need to have a parent or guardian present.
  • Be available to receive the vaccine at the Mt. SAC campus, in Kerr’s Corner, near the Library and Mountie Café
  • Sign up for an appointment through the Fulgent website at vaccine.fulgentgenetics.com (walk-in appointments available for adults 18 and older)
    • After opening the website, follow the prompts
    • Receive a link to make an appointment via an email address or mobile number
    • For location, pick “Mt. San Antonio College” then scroll down to advance to the next screen  
    • Answer the questions and book the appointment
THE IMPORTANCE OF BOOSTERS
The updated bivalent booster includes components of the original COVID-19 virus strain and the most recent Omicron variant to better protect against the new variant. This new updated booster is recommended for people 12 years and older. COVID-19 vaccines can help protect against severe illness, hospitalization and death from COVID-19. As the virus changes and your immunity naturally decreases over time, you may lose some of that protection.
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