Planned Parenthood Responds to Demand for Covid-19 Vaccines in Los Angeles County
As a trusted health care provider, Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley is committed to providing vaccines equitably and to those hardest to reach throughout Los Angeles County.
Pasadena, Calif. – Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV) is offering the Covid-19 Moderna vaccine to all individuals age 18 and older at all five of its health centers in Alhambra, Baldwin Park, Glendora, Highland Park, and Pasadena. Visit www.pppsgv.org to view available Covid-19 vaccine appointments at one of our health centers. Follow @PPPSGV on Instagram to be notified of new appointments posted.
Starting next week, PPPSGV will be holding a rotating vaccine clinic at all of its health centers. The schedule is as follows:
- Mondays at the Glendora Health Center, 130 W Route 66, Glendora, CA 91740
- Tuesdays at the Alhambra Health Center, 330 S. Garfield Avenue, 3rd Fl. - Suite 300, Alhambra, CA 91801
- Wednesdays at the Pasadena Health Center, 1045 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91104
- Thursdays at the Highland Park Health Center, 5903 N. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90042
- Fridays at the Baldwin Park Health Center, 4070 Sterling Way, Baldwin Park, CA 91706
The following appointments are currently available:
- Highland Park - Thurs, 4/15 (Moderna): https://www.caprepmod.org/reg/0603621169
- Glendora - Mon, 4/19 (Moderna): https://www.caprepmod.org/reg/1561301992
- Alhambra - Tues, 4/20 (Moderna): https://www.caprepmod.org/reg/1921563101
As an early provider of the Covid-19 vaccine, first reaching seniors and healthcare workers – including its own health center staff – PPPSGV serves as an important complement to mass-vaccination sites, reaching patients who typically have the hardest time accessing care and are more heavily impacted by Covid-19. Seen as a trusted provider among community members disenfranchised by the larger healthcare system, PPPSGV leverages well-established relationships with the community, shares medically accurate information, and helps patients navigate structural barriers like language and transportation.
Planned Parenthood Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley President and CEO Sheri Bonner stated:
“Our Covid-19 vaccine clinic is centered on providing access to people heavily impacted by the pandemic. We saw a need to provide equitable vaccine access to hard-to-reach communities, and knew it was our duty as a trusted health care provider to step in to help. We quickly established a community clinic vaccination model that stands as a necessary alternative to mass-vaccination sites. Our vaccine clinic gets our patients vaccinated by a medical provider they trust, in a quick and efficient manner, and in a health facility in their community. We’re committed to getting as many shots in arms as we can and doing our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.”
Positive feedback from vaccine patients at the PPPSGV sites range from the convenience of its locations to the kindness of staff to the efficiency of the 30-45 minute visits. A recent patient shared:
“I got my vaccine at the Baldwin Park Clinic and they did a fantastic job creating a clinic experience that is safe, efficient, and supportive for patients! I've been supporting senior vaccine appointment sign-ups for over a month and have visited many vaccination clinics throughout LA County. The Planned Parenthood Baldwin Park health center stood out as an example every clinic should follow. Kind, caring, and health information was shared in a way that meets a wide range of community needs."
Individuals can make an appointment online on the PPPSGV vaccine clinics page at www.pppsgv.org.
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About Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley
Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV) has been serving Northeast Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley since we were founded in 1933. Our five health centers are located in Alhambra, Baldwin Park, Glendora, Highland Park and Pasadena. Our mission is to provide broad public access to sexual and reproductive care through (1) convenient, affordable, and culturally fluent medical services; (2) sex and relationship education for young people, teachers, parents, and the general public; and (3) local, state, and federal advocacy efforts that support these services. In 2020, we began offering virtual appointments via telehealth and in 2021, we partnered with the Pasadena and Los Angeles Departments of Public Health to offer the Covid-19 vaccine.
Our service area extends from Glendora to Glendale, and from the San Gabriel Mountains to the San Bernardino freeway, home to 24 communities and a diverse population of 1.4 million people.