(Los Angeles, CA) Beginning today, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the Los Angeles Fire Department and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, is offering free, on-site COVID-19 vaccinations to the public at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The vaccine clinic is open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and is located outside LAX's Terminal 6 adjacent to the existing COVID-19 rapid test laboratory on the Lower/Arrivals level. The clinic will offer one-dose vaccinations from Johnson & Johnson to anyone ages 18 or older. Those interested in receiving the vaccine can walk from any of the terminals or park in Parking Structure 6, which costs $5 for one hour.
“Vaccines are the surest path to ending this pandemic, and we will keep doing everything in our power to get shots into people's arms whenever and wherever we can," said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. "LAX is our city's gateway to the world -- and with vaccine operations coming to our airport, it can be a gateway to greater health and safety for Angelenos, visitors, and travelers entering and exiting Los Angeles. Simply put: this vaccination site is another leg in our journey to defeating COVID-19."
The vaccinations will be administered by the Los Angeles Fire Department and are available without appointments. There is no cost for the vaccine and no proof of insurance is required. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose, so those who receive it will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their shot.
“We are proud to partner with the Los Angeles Fire Department and Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to be one of the first airports to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccinations for travelers and employees," said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, LAWA. "From our innovative COVID-19 testing lab to an on-site vaccination clinic, LAX is committed doing its part to support safe global travel and the reopening of our local economy."
The new vaccine clinic is the latest addition to LAX's Travel Safely campaign, which includes a state-of-the-art rapid PCR COVID-19 testing lab at the airport. The lab, which opened in late 2020, has processed more than 100,000 tests to date and continues to be popular among travelers who need or want a rapid COVID-19 test while traveling.
LAX, the third-busiest airport in the world and second busiest in the United States in 2019, is in the midst of a $14.5-billion capital improvement program that will touch on all nine passenger terminals and build new facilities, including an Automated People Mover (APM) train, Consolidated Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility and the 15-gate West Gates at Tom Bradley International Terminal concourse.
In 2019, LAX served nearly 88.1 million passengers and offered an average of 700 daily nonstop flights to 113 destinations in the U.S. and 1,200 weekly nonstop flights to 91 markets in 46 countries on 72 commercial airlines.
LAX generates 620,600 jobs in Southern California, with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion, according to an economic study based on 2014 operations. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion; $966 million in state and local taxes; and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues.
LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.
LAWA is leading the aviation industry in sustainability practices, with initiatives related to water management, energy (electricity) management, air quality, recycling and natural resources management. In 2019, LAX received Level III ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation from Airport Councils International-Europe.
LAWA is also a leader in inclusivity, operating eight programs that provide opportunities for business enterprises including local, small, minority-owned, veteran-owned and disadvantaged firms, and working together with community partners to offer the HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program, which targets local workers to make them ready for rewarding careers in the construction trades, and the Build LAX Academy, designed to prepare small contracting businesses for success when working on projects at LAX.
LAX was named a top-10 U.S. airport by SKYTRAX in 2018, and was honored as the “Most Innovative Airport for Passenger Experience” in 2019 by the American Association of Airport Executives. LAX is the second-most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram, according to wego.com. Other recent honors have included selection as the No. 9 Best Airport (Wall Street Journal); No. 7 Best On-Time Performance for a Mega-Hub Airport (OAG); one of “The World’s Best Airports for Business Travelers” (GlobeHunters); Public-Private Partnership of the Year (P3 Bulletin); Urth Caffe, Best Airport Coffee Concession of the Year (Global FAB Awards); Innovation of the Year, Consolidated Rent-A-Car Facility (ARTBA); Best Project, United Airlines Terminal 7 and 8 Redevelopment Program (Engineering News Record California); North American Public-Private Partnership Deal of the Year (IJ Global); and Innovative Transportation Solution of the Year, Automated People Mover (WTS LA).
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