Local Vaccination Locations for the South El Monte Community


(Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, nurses prepare to administer Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to persons who had appointments at the Pomona Fairplex, one of five large capacity vaccination sites distributed throughout the County in Pomona.

David Renteria , Sports Editor

New changes are coming to this school and other schools in the district. Starting January 3, 2022, students over 12 years of age are required to be fully vaccinated to continue to participate in on-site instruction. Students who aren’t fully vaccinated after January 3rd are given the option to do virtual learning. As for students who participate in sports, they must also be fully vaccinated by November 19, 2021 to continue doing physical activity in-person. If you aren’t fully vaccinated and get the vaccine after January 3rd, you can still enroll to show up to school in-person. Students must wait two weeks after receiving the vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated. There are multiple locations provided for students to get vaccinated in El Monte and LA County at large. The following link will direct people to a website where it will explain how to get vaccinated, whilst giving  the option to make an appointment and find walk-in vaccination sites.


Another link where one can get their vaccine and booster is called Solv. It provides locations of local places where someone can get their vaccine, the time they open and close, and how old one has to be to be eligible for the vaccine. It also informs how many doses they give out. For example, Johnson and Johnson is giving single dose vaccines for those who are 18+.


One other link people can get a vaccine is at a local CVS. The link will take you to a CVS website where it will also give you other CVS locations that give the COVID vaccine. They also provide answers for questions that are asked by other people about COVID-19 and the vaccine. There will be a button that says “Schedule your COVID Vaccine Now.”


The clock is ticking, and major changes are on the horizon. If students and staff wish to continue in-person instruction and activities, they must get vaccinated as soon as possible. Use the links provided to be vaccinated for all of El Monte and LA County; don’t wait until the last minute to get vaccinated.