COVID-19 Important Updates for Our Patients

Getting Vaccinated – COVID-19

As the new COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, we know you probably have many questions about the vaccine itself and when you might be eligible to receive it. Caring for our patients is our #1 priority and it is our goal to be a valuable and trusted resource for COVID vaccinations.


Ages 12+

Updated Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent single dose boosters are approved and recommended in individuals 12 years and older at least 2 months following their primary COVID-19 series or last booster. The Moderna COVID-19 bivalent single dose boosters are also approved for individuals 18 years and older at least 2 months after completion of their primary series or booster dose.

The updated COVID-19 bivalent boosters can help increase protection against the highly contagious Omicron variants (BA.4 and BA.5).

Ages 5-11

The Pfizer (monovalent) vaccine is currently authorized as a single dose booster for children 5 through 11 years of age who completed their primary Pfizer vaccine series. The booster is recommended at least 5 months after completing the primary series.

Ages 6 Months – 4 Years

Booster doses are not currently recommended for children ages 6 months through 4 years.

For more information on COVID-19 Vaccines and vaccine schedules, use the reference chart provided by the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department.

Vaccines for Kids

Why Should I Get My Child Vaccinated?

The COVID-19 vaccination is important because it is the best way to prevent COVID-19. The vaccines reduce the risk of becoming chronically ill and hospitalization from COVID-19. If your child contracts COVID-19, children will miss school, and often, parents have to miss work to care for their children. (Click here to view our Pediatric Vaccine Information Flyer).

Protecting Our Family, Friends & Community:

When we get vaccinated, we are not just protecting ourselves, but also our family, friends, and neighbors. This includes people who are not yet fully vaccinated and/or those at higher risk of getting severe disease if they get infected (such as older adults and those with certain medical conditions). The more people who get vaccinated, the less likely it is that COVID-19 will spread or that new variants of the virus will be created.

I Had COVID-19 – Do I Still Need to Get Vaccinated?

Even people who have had COVID-19 should get vaccinated because their natural immunity may not last long enough or be strong enough to fight off the virus. And you can get infected again which is why the vaccine is important for long-term protection. You can do your part to help stop the pandemic by getting vaccinated.

Are you Sure the Vaccines are Safe for Children?

COVID-19 Vaccines are safe for children and teens. Before recommending the COVID-19 vaccination for children, scientists conducted clinical trials to ensure safety. For all minors 6 months-17 years old: A consent form signed by a parent or legal guardian is required, and must be accompanied by their parent, legal guardian, or a responsible adult to receive the vaccine.

How do I make an Appointment?

Appointments can be scheduled by chatting with us at, Logging into MyChart (link) or calling us at 323-653-1990. Using Chat or MyChart is the fastest way to make an appointment due to extended hold times at the call center.

Get Vaccinated- It’s Safe

We encourage you to get vaccinated. Scientific data has proven the vaccine is safe and critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Educate yourself on Vaccine Facts here (Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines (

Where Can I Get Vaccinated?

Walk-In Clinic for the Flu Vaccine and COVID-19 Booster for Saban Patients

Starting October 4, 2022, every Tuesday from 8:00 am-3:00 pm, a walk-in clinic for the flu vaccine and COVID-19 boosters will be available for Saban patients at the Virgil Family Health Center.

  • No appointment is required.
  • Adults and pediatric patients are welcome.
  • If you are receiving the COVID Booster, please bring your COVID-19 vaccination card.

Free Walk-Up Clinic, Open to the Public

Our partner, 986 Pharmacy provides a free walk-up clinic for the public, every other Saturday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Melrose Health Center parking lot.

October 8, 2022 | October 22, 2022 | November 5, 2022 | November 19, 2022

The walk-up clinic provides:

  • COVID-19 vaccine
  • COVID-19 boosters (peds and adults) / bivalent (Moderna and Pfizer) boosters for adults only
  • COVID test kits for those with insurance

To find more dates for this walk-up clinic visit, My Turn

For more information or to schedule an appointment, chat with us on our website or call (323) 653-1990.

Are Vaccines Only Offered for Current Saban Patients?

No, if you are a community member of one of Saban’s locations, or a family member of one of our patients, you can receive a vaccine from Saban.

To schedule your vaccine appointment at a Saban location, chat with our schedulers on the Saban Community Clinic website or call our Call Center, 323-653-1990 to schedule your appointment today.

General Vaccine Info

Eligibility: All Saban Community Clinic patients 6 months and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine.

For Children: The vaccine is safe for children. We strongly advise people 6 months and older to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Second Dose: If you received your first dose with SCC, you should receive an appointment reminder by text or phone call within the week you are due.

Is it Safe to Get Vaccinated? When you have the option to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we encourage you to get vaccinated. Scientific data has proven the vaccine is safe and critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Educate yourself on Vaccine Facts here (Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines (

Which Vaccine is Right for me?

When you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we urge you to get whichever vaccine is available, wherever you can get the earliest appointment. It’s important to know that all 3 vaccines are very effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19 symptoms and eliminate the risk of hospitalization and death. Scientific data has proven the vaccine is safe and critical to stopping the spread of COVID-19. Educate yourself on Vaccine Facts Here.

Sign-Up for MyChart – Get Vaccinated

The best way to ensure you receive a vaccination appointment is by using MyChart App. Please download the MyChart App on the Apple or Android Store or register here (

Questions? – Do Not Call

MyChart and the Saban Community Clinic website are the best sources of receiving the latest information about the vaccine.  Please DO NOT use our call center for vaccine-related questions.  Our call volume is very high and the representatives do not have any more information than is provided in this message.  We will contact you immediately with any vaccine-related information and once our new website goes live.

General Appointments:

Please continue to use MyChart or Online Chat to schedule an appointment.  Call Center hold times are longer than user due to high call volume.

Thank you for your attention today.  As your trusted medical home, we are here for you. We appreciate your patience during this uncertain time.