Here’s Who’s Eligible in L.A. County’s Next Vaccine Rollout

Robert Irvin, 65, receives the Covid-19 Vaccine at Downey Mega Pod on February 1, 2021. Photo: County of Los Angeles

L.A. County will roll out its next vaccination phase on March 1, expanding to workers in education, food and agriculture, and emergency services. Not sure if that means you? Here’s who Phase 1B includes and how to sign up for your vaccine. 

Food & Agriculture 

The Dept. of Public Health plans to partner with employer and employee organizations, unions, and other groups to help distribute information. Eligible vaccine recipients in this group include:


  • Food service workers
  • Food manufacturing workers 
  • Grocery store employees 
  • Animal agriculture workers, including those involved in Vet Health
  • Veterinarians 
  • Food and Agriculture-associated Port and transportation workers 

Education & Childcare

If you work in this sector as an educator, you may hear more info from your school district, as it may have its own vaccination center. Eligible vaccine recipients in this sector include: 

  • Teachers (K-12, preschool)
  • Support staff (K-12, preschool)
  • Childcare workers
  • Independent school employees
  • Junior college employees
  • College and university employees 

Emergency Services & First Responders 

If you work in this sector, you may receive more information from your department, agency, or employer. Eligible vaccine recipients in this sector include: 

  • Police/law enforcement officers
  • Emergency management, Search and Rescue, emergency and public safety communication centers, EOCs
  • National Security
  • Maritime and Aviation Response (TSA)
  • Corrections officers and workers
  • Courts/Legal Counsel & Prosecution
  • Campus and school police
  • Rehabilitation and re-entry employees
  • Federal law enforcement agencies
  • Police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers
  • Security staff who maintain building access control and physical security measures
  • DCFS, APS (workers who physically respond to abuse and neglect of children, the elderly, or dependent adults)

L.A. County’s vaccine supply remains limited, so you’ll have to register for an appointment to get your dose. Upon arrival, you’ll need your ID and proof of employment. For more information about what you’ll need and how to register, check out You can also call 2-1-1. 


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