Angelenos were lining up at Cal State Los Angeles’ mass vaccination site Thursday morning after word spread that COVID-19 shots were available without an appointment.
The governor’s Office of Emergency Services said Wednesday that many appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine were going unfilled at the site — creating a surplus of vaccines, according to reports.
As a result, anyone 18 or older can to line up between Thursday and Sunday at the federally run Cal State LA site for a shot.
“To the extent to which appointments go unfilled, there may be a limited number of appointments available as walk ups for individuals 18+ between tomorrow (Thursday) and continuing through Sunday when management of the site transfers to the city,” Brian Ferguson, a spokesman with the Office of Emergency Services, told CBS Los Angeles.
“Providing vaccinators working at the site some flexibility to fill vacant appointment slots allows us to expand the rate of vaccinations in California in an efficient, effective and equitable manner.”