Los Angeles LGBT Center to Host Two COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Transgender and Non-Binary People on May 29 and June 5 - Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center to Host Two COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Transgender and Non-Binary People on May 29 and June 5

May 21, 2021
Contact: Gil Diaz
323-993-7622

In a collaborative effort to protect transgender and non-binary people from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Senior Services will host a pair of walk-in vaccine clinics on Saturday, May 29, and Saturday, June 5, from 5–7 p.m. at the Center’s flagship Anita May Rosenstein Campus in the Bayard Rustin Plaza. Known as the Vax to the Max initiative, the clinics are being held in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Invisible Men, an organization that provides resources and support specifically for transmasculine individuals. Staff members and volunteers of the vaccine clinics will provide community members with access to vital programs and services, including PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) education, housing resources, substance abuse support, youth services, and more.

Community members who get vaccinated at the Campus on a first-come, first-served basis during Vax to the Max also will receive a self-care kit, bottle of hand sanitizer, face mask, and a box of food. Their second doses of the vaccine will be scheduled automatically, unless they receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one dose.

“Older adults and members of the trans and non-binary community are some of the most vulnerable people at risk for COVID-19,” said the Center’s Director of Senior Services Kiera Pollock, M.S.W. “They have limited access to quality health care, including access to the vaccine, so it is crucial to keep them safe and healthy. We are proud to join forces with our partnering organization for Vax to the Max. If we can vaccinate as many people as possible, we may see light at the end of the tunnel.”

For community members unable to attend either of the Center’s two walk-in vaccine clinics, a third vaccine clinic will be held on Saturday, June 12, in MacArthur Park at the southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Alvarado Street.

WHAT:
Vax to the Max
The Los Angeles LGBT Center will host two COVID-19 vaccine clinics tailored to members of the transgender and non-binary community. In addition to vaccines administered on a first come, first-served basis at no cost, community members will gain access to vital programs and services, including PrEP education, housing resources, substance abuse support, youth services, and more.

No pre-registration or appointment necessary to receive the vaccine.

For more information, contact Sheri of Invisible Men at 702-551-4246 or [email protected]

WHEN:
Saturday, May 29
5–7 p.m.

Saturday, June 5
5–7 p.m.

WHERE:
Los Angeles LGBT Center
Anita May Rosenstein Campus - Bayard Rustin Plaza
1118 N. McCadden Place
Los Angeles 90038

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Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center's nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. We are an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society. Learn more at lalgbtcenter.org.

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