LAX OFFERS COVID-19 VACCINATIONS, BOOSTERS AT POP-UP HOLIDAY SEASON CLINIC
12/21/2021 09:00 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 21, 2021
LAX Public Relations
LAX OFFERS COVID-19 VACCINATIONS, BOOSTERS AT
POP-UP HOLIDAY SEASON CLINIC
(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with MedEx Pharmacy and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, will offer free, on-site COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots to the public at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Dec. 22 and Dec. 29.
The vaccine clinic will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each of the days and will be located on the Lower/Arrivals Level of the Tom Bradley International Terminal just beyond the U.S. Customs and Border Protection exit. The clinic will offer vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer for ages 12 and up, a pediatric Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11, and the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for ages 18 and older. The clinic will offer first-time shots or boosters for individuals who were previously fully vaccinated and meet guidelines.
"Vaccines are the best, first defense against COVID-19. We are pleased to be working with MedEx Pharmacy and the County Department of Public Health to offer our airport employees and visitors from around the world a convenient location to get vaccinated or boosted during the busy holiday season," said Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles World Airports.
Those interested in receiving the vaccine at LAX can park in any of the available parking structures around the Central Terminal Area (CTA) and walk or take the Airline Connector shuttle to the vaccination site. The first 15 minutes in parking garages is free, with a cost of $7 to park for one hour. Parking Structures 3 and 4 will be the closest to the vaccination site. The LAX Economy Parking facility is also an option for parking and offers a free shuttle to the terminals.
The vaccinations will be administered by technicians with the site's clinical partner, MedEx pharmacy, and are available without appointments. Follow-up appointments for those who require a second dose of the vaccine can be scheduled through My Turnor a local pharmacy.
The temporary vaccine clinics are part of the LAX's Travel Safely campaign, which also 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 246,000 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).
As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.