On Dec. 10, Councilman Curren Price joined partner St. John’s Well Child and Family Center for another coronavirus testing event at the weekly open air Farmers Market held each Thursday at his District Office. Approximately, 60 members of the South LA community got tested for free.
Testing for COVID-19 has been at the forefront in the fight against the deadly disease, and the efforts of Councilman Price to expand access to District 9 neighbors continues to rev up.
As the nation reels from the growing number of COVID-19 cases, Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine reached a milestone this week after a panel of experts composed of independent scientists, doctors and statisticians, formally recommended the usage of the vaccine to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA indicated on Dec. 11 that they intend to grant emergency authorization of the vaccine, clearing the way for millions of healthcare workers and nursing home residents to begin receiving their first shots as early as next week.
“While we wait for the critical actions of vaccination development to play out, we must continue to utilize the tools we are all too familiar with after nearly a year,” added Councilmember Price. “Getting tested at one of the many locations we have available throughout the City, wearing a mask, washing our hands often and keeping our distance from one another should be everyone's priorities to see this through.”
Testing is available at dozens of locations all over LA County and can be found by visiting https://corona-virus.la/testing. In District 9, the following locations are available to serve individuals and families:
- Kedren Community Health Center - 4211 S. Avalon Blvd. Los Angeles 90011, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., by appointment only at (323) 499-3619 or click here to visit their website for more information.
- St. John's Well Child and Family Center - 5701/5717 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles 90037, Monday-Saturday, hours vary, call for an appointment at (323) 541-1411 or click here to visit their website or more information.