COVID Vaccinations

Find information on COVID vaccines, how to schedule an appointment to get vaccinated, and general best practices for COVID safety post-vaccination here!

What COVID vaccines are avaliable to me and what do they do?

COVID-19 vaccination will help protect you by creating an antibody (immune system) response without having to experience sickness. The vaccines that are currently available are

People are considered fully vaccinated

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson vaccine

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 disease and decreasing symptoms, especially severe illness and death. However, we’re still learning how well COVID-19 vaccines keep people from spreading the disease so you can still get COVID i.e. test positive and spread the virus after receiving the vaccine. 

Appointment information

Available for LA County and San Bernardino County residents. Enter in your zip code to find the location nearest you. Starting April 15th, all individuals in California 16+ are eligible to receive the vaccine.

Vaccination myths

We want to acknowledge the long and ongoing history of medical violence that disproportionately targets low-income communities of color, immigrant communities, incarcerated folx, women, and LGBTQ+ communities, both domestically and abroad, and validate the feelings of distrust and unease that many experience when receiving medical treatment within the healthcare system. We encourage every individual to make their own, informed, consensual choice whether or not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. It is our hope that the information on this webpage will assist in your decision-making process. If you have any questions regarding the information on this webpage, or if you would like to see additional resources, please reach out to us at cec_staff@pitzer.edu.

  • COVID-19 vaccinations do not increase the risk of infertility
  • COVID-19 vaccines do not alter your DNA 
  • You should still get vaccinated even if you have tested positive for COVID-19 before
  • The COVID-19 Vaccine does not contain a microchip

COVID safety after being vaccinated

Check out our Mini COVID-19 Vaccination Guide (English & Spanish versions available!) for more information on COVID vaccines, what it means to be vaccinated, eligibility to receive the vaccine, and where to get vaccinated!

If you would like 20 or more hard copies of the guide in either language, we have some funding to provide these to you. Please email us at cec_staff@pitzer.edu and tell us how many you want/need and where we should mail them or drop them off