This program is a local City Initiative and is Now Open to Everyone 18 years of age and older. Learn more

Vaccination Portal. NOW OPEN TO EVERYONE!

The El Monte Covid-19 Community Vaccination Portal is now Open to Everyone 18 years of age and older.

How it Works

How It Works

The El Monte Covid-19 Community Vaccination Portal is here to help residents get vaccinated. This program is a local City Initiative and is Open to all eligible candidates 18 years and older.

Make Sure You're Eligible

Current Eligibility Tiers are Phase 1b and Phase 1c, which may overlap. This includes Frontline essential workers, People aged 65 years and older, People aged 16—64 years with underlying medical conditions, and other essential workers.


Schedule Vaccine Appointment

If you're eligible, schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. With a short supply of the vaccine, space is limited, so if you don't get your appointment scheduled, keep visiting our website for future appointment dates. .


Complete Required Documents

Once you have successfully booked your appointment time and are scheduled to receive your vaccine, review the Checklist below and make sure you complete all required documents before the day of your appointment.


Vaccine Logistics Set-Up

Do you need help with transportation or need any other assistance getting to your appointment? We're here to help. We will follow-up with you to ensure you are all set.


Follow-Up Preparation

After your vaccine has been administered, you will receive all follow-up instructions for your second appointment.


Vaccine Eligibility Tiers

The El Monte Covid-19 Community Vaccination Portal is now Open to Everyone 18 years of age and older.

The Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine is administered as a 2-dose series, 1 month apart, into the muscle.
The FDA has authorized the emergency use of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to prevent Covid-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA)
Healthcare Workers
  • Healthcare workers in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other long-term care facilities
  • Healthcare workers listed* in the Health Care/Public Health Sector  of the CA Essential Workforce if they have one of the following occupational risks/critical functions:
    • Those at risk of direct patient exposure from their clinical and non-clinical roles
    • Those who come into direct contact with the virus through research, development, manufacturing, or testing
    • Those who are manufacturing vaccine, therapeutics, devices, supplies or personal protective equipment

Exception: the following  Health Care/Public Health Sector  workers are not considered eligible per CDPH Vaccine Allocation Guidelines:

    • Workers that manage health plans, billing, and health information
    • Workers supporting operations of outdoor recreational facilities for the purpose of facilitating physically distanced personal health and wellness through outdoor exercise
    • Cannabis industry employees working in Food and Agriculture for growing, production, storage, transport and distribution (eligible in Phase 1B, Tier 1)
    • Workers supporting veterinary services (eligible in Phase 1B, Tier 1)
Long Term Care Facility Residents
    • Residents of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and other long term care facilities (LTCFs) are offered vaccine at their facilities.
      (LTCF are facilities that provide medical and personal care to adults, such as assisted living facilities and similar settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals, and special needs group living facilities)

    If you started your vaccination as a resident of a LTCF but left the facility, you can make an appointment for your final dose at a location on this webpage. Be sure to check that it offers the same kind of vaccine as your first dose.

Persons 65 Years and Over
Anyone 65 Years of Age and Over
Food and Agriculture

Those at risk of exposure at work (only on-site workers are eligible):

  • Food service workers (including restaurants, cafeterias, fast food, convenience stores, animal/pet food stores, worker with a Food Cart/Street Vendor)
  • Food delivery workers
  • Food manufacturing workers
  • Grocery store workers
  • Pharmacy workers
  • Animal agriculture workers including those involved in veterinary health
  • Agricultural workers, including farmworkers and their support services and supply workers, who are responsible for the planting, cultivating, growing, harvesting, and bringing to market any agricultural or horticultural commodity. (Includes non-edible plants and flowers)
  • Veterinarians and animal care workers
  • Food and Agriculture-associated port and transportation workers
  • Workers involved with food supply chain
  • Government/Food Assistance program worker (volunteers eligible if working more than 20 hours/week and have a letter from the employer certifying eligibility)
  • Permitted catering company worker (not home-based)

Exception: the following people are NOT eligible

    • Equestrian center staff and horse groomers
    • Pest control technicians for houses
    • Home and garden store workers or suppliers
    • General hotel workers (only eligible if work in restaurant or giftshop that sells food/beverage)
    • Those working on landscaping services
    • Anyone who buys or supports the sale of nursery stock from the original grower and is not employed by the original grower (e.g. florists, home garden stores, etc.).
Emergency Services

Those at risk of exposure at work:

  • Police/law enforcement officers
  • Emergency Management, including Emergency Operations Center
  • Fusion Center employees, including analysts
  • Fire and Rescue service workers (maritime/aviation emergency rescue, Search and Rescue, Fire)
  • Hazardous material response teams (HAZMAT)
  • Corrections and Probation officers and workers
  • Courts/Legal Counsel & Prosecution staff who are required to be in-person at court routinely and interact with clients in correctional facilities.
    • Includes judges and court administrators/staff, and staff who work in the Public Defender’s Office, Alternate Public Defender, District Attorney’s Office
  • Campus and school police
  • Rehabilitation and Re-entry
  • Federal law enforcement agencies
  • Police, Fire and Ambulance Dispatchers
  • Security staff to maintain building access control and physical security measures
  • DCFS, APS (workers physically responding to abuse and neglect of children, elderly and dependent adults, and people experiencing domestic violence), gang intervention workers, and community intervention workers)
  • Short-term emergency foster care families)
  • Sworn animal control officers and human officers
  • Disaster Service Workers (DSWs) who are working IN PERSON and are actively deployed (not working remotely from home)
  • Public works employees who are required to respond IN-PERSON to emergency events alongside emergency service personnel (not working remotely)

Exception: the following people are NOT eligible

    • US postal carriers/mail carriers
    • Water utility workers
    • Public works employees who are working REMOTELY
    • Cal Trans workers
    • Disaster Service Workers (DSWs) who are working REMOTELY from home (e.g., contact tracers)

For transport – see the new sector Transportation and Logistics

Education and Childcare

Those at risk of exposure at work:

  • Instructors, teachers, professors, teaching assistants (TAs) and essential support staff needed to run these schools/facilities
    • Public Schools (K-12)
    • Independent Schools (K-12)
    • Charter Schools (K-12)
    • Contracted Educational Support Staff
    • Junior Colleges
    • Colleges & Universities
    • Technical & Trade Schools
    • Support staff involved in child/student care, including school bus drivers/monitors, crossing guards
    • School Sports coaches
  • License and license-exempt CHILDCARE service providers (Infants, PreKindergarten, Transitional Kindergarten)
    • Center-based Early Care Education
    • Family Child Care Homes (FCC) - includes STAFF working at a family childcare
    • School district-based Early Care Education
    • Family, Friends & Neighbors (FFN) providing subsidized care
    • Family members residing in a home where a licensed family childcare is located
  • Early care and education support staff from Resources and Referral agencies, Alternative Payment agencies, and California Community Care Licensing.
  • Youth recreation staff who work directly with children: (Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA, community-based organizations)
  • Staff who work directly with children/youth as part of programming with the LA County Natural History Museum, and LA County and Cities Parks & Recreation, Public Library, and Beaches & Harbor departments
  • Custodial staff and janitors

Exception: the following people are NOT eligible

    • Private nannies and babysitters are not eligible.
    • Homeschooling parents/guardians
    • Parents/guardians assisting with cooperative early care education
    • Private tutors
    • Driver training instructors
Janitorial, Custodial, and Maintenance Services

Those at risk of exposure at work. Janitors/custodians/maintenance staff who work in a building, including:

  • Staff who clean workplaces, including shared amenities such as bathrooms and break rooms
  • Staff who clean in settings that are already eligible for vaccine (including healthcare, education and childcare, food and agriculture, emergency services, and congregate living situations, such as locations serving people experiencing homelessness and correctional facilities)

Exception: the following people are NOT eligible

    • People, including house cleaners and maids, who only work in private residences
    • People who only work remotely
    • People who only work outdoors or in parts of indoor buildings doing repairs that do not involve high-risk exposures to COVID-19 (for example, plumbing repair, off-site furniture repair, construction)
Individuals with health conditions and disabilities (from March 15)

Beginning March 15, vaccination will be made available to people 16-64 years old who have certain health conditions and disabilities that put them at higher risk for serious COVID-19 illness:

  • Cancer, current with weakened immune system
  • Chronic kidney disease, stage 4 or above
  • Chronic pulmonary disease, oxygen dependent
  • Down syndrome
  • Solid organ transplant, leading to a weakened immune system
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies (but not hypertension)
  • Severe obesity (Body Mass Index of 40 or greater, CDC BMI Calculator)
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus with hemoglobin A1c level greater than 7.5%
  • People  who, as a result of a  developmental or other significant high-risk disability, meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • A COVID-19 infection is likely to result in severe life-threatening illness or death; OR
    • Acquiring COVID-19 will limit the individual’s ability to receive ongoing care or services vital to their well-being and survival; OR
    • Providing adequate and timely COVID care will be particularly challenging as a result of the individual’s disability.

      The three criteria above include people with a range of physical and behavioral disabilities including  
      • Individuals with severe behavioral health issues and substance use disorders
      • Enrolled consumers of
        • Regional Centers
        • Independent Living Centers
        • In-Home Supportive Services
        • Community Based Adult Services
        • Medi-Cal HIV/AIDS Waiver
        • Medi-Cal Home and Community-Based Alternatives (HCBA) Waiver
        • Medi-Cal Assisted Living Waiver (ALW)
        • Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
        • California Children’s Services (CSS) Program (if the child is 16-21 years old)
        • California Genetically Handicapped Persons Program (GHPP)
People who live or work in congregate living spaces (from March 15)

Individuals who live or work in the following congregate residential settings:

  • Incarceration/detention facility
  • Homeless shelters recuperative care centers, encampments. Includes
    • People experiencing homelessness (PEH) who may transition into a shelter or congregate living setting
    • Staff who provide environmental services, client-facing administrators, security personnel, food services, floor monitors, case managers and counselors
    • Client-facing, non-clinical outreach workers who work in the field to assist PEH with housing, food, water, and hygiene; Access Center staff
  • Domestic Violence Shelters
  • Behavioral health facility
  • Substance use disorder residential facility
  • Developmental Disability residential facility
Transportation and Logistics

Those at risk of exposure at work (only on-site workers are eligible):

  • Public transit workers (mass transit and passenger rail)
  • Airport ground crew for commercial airlines

Exception: the following people are NOT eligible

    • Aerospace workers
    • Airport workers for private airplanes
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Appointment Checklist

Once you have successfully booked your appointment time and are scheduled to receive your vaccine, review the Checklist below and make sure you complete all required documents before the day of your appointment.

Employee Badge or Pay Stub

Government Issued ID

Insurance Card

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3130 Tyler Ave,
El Monte, CA 91731

Enter the Vaccination site from Mildred Street and follow all traffic instructions from Site officials and volunteers. Be sure to have your registration ticket number, time slot confirmation and documentation of your eligibility (Employee Badge, Government Issued ID, Insurance Card, etc). Those without a timeslot may have to wait in line for vaccine slots to open up due to no-shows.

Wear a Mask

Social Distancing

Wash your Hands

Cover your Coughs

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Available Dates

  • Monday May 17th, 9am - 4pm
  • Tuesday May 18th, 12pm - 6pm
  • Thursday May 20th, 4pm - 7:30pm | * Thursday vaccination event held at El Monte Farmers Market, No Appointment neccesary
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