LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles' mobile vaccination teams will be deployed on Saturdays beginning next week to help people who work weekdays get inoculated, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Tuesday.
“This change will provide additional flexibility to essential workers who work Monday through Friday, who know there is a vaccine clinic in their community but simply couldn't get to it because they were at work,'' Garcetti said during his COVID-19 briefing Wednesday.
The Mobile Outreach for Vaccine Equity, or MOVE, program has administered 5,351 shots in South Los Angeles, Central Los Angeles and the Eastside, according to Garcetti, who said 96% of the people who have received those vaccines are people of color who have been underrepresented in Los Angeles County's vaccination data.
Garcetti visited a MOVE clinic in Chinatown parking lot, an alternative to the Dodger Stadium mass vaccination site for residents who can't get a ride there.
Garcetti also warned the public that some people are trying to take advantage of people seeking a vaccine by setting up fraudulent mobile vaccination clinics.
People wearing scrubs at the fake sites have allegedly been trying to steal people's personal information and money, Garcetti warned.
“Don't fall for these tricks and please report them if they happen to you,'' Garcetti said. “No one legitimate will ever ask you to pay money for a COVID vaccine, nobody.''
Garcetti urged people to only use trusted sources for information about the vaccine, and reminded the public to sign up for the city's vaccination newsletter at coronavirus.lacity.org.
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