Getting COVID-19 Vaccination Is Open to the Acupuncturists

image(c)AdobeStock_ Leigh Prather

An online Appointment will be Required to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine shot

Namwook Cho, L.Ac.

Making an appointment to get the first shot of COVID-19 vaccination is possible for an acupuncturist in California.

Currently, acupuncturists are classified as Tier 3 in Phase 1, and all professionals in Phase 1 can make an appointment online before visiting a vaccination site.

  • Professionals have belonged in Phase 1, which are Persons at risk of exposure to SARS-CoV-2 through their work in any role in direct health care or long-term care settings.

           This population includes persons at immediate risk of exposure in their non-clinical roles, such as, but not limited to, environmental services, patient transport, or interpretation.

  • Residents of skilled nursing facilities assisted living facilities, and similar long-term care settings for older or medically vulnerable individuals.

And Phase 1 is divided into 3 Tiers. Acupuncturists are in Tier 3 with chiropractors and dental-related professionals.

Making an appointment for vaccination is only through visiting either County of Los Angeles Public Health website,, Carbon Health, which is providing primary and urgent care, website Also, CVS provides COVID-19 vaccination in stores.

The vaccination sites are Magic Mountain, LA County Office of Education, CAL State University, Northridge for drive-through and others are not offering drive through system. For more information of location and certain restrictions will be found on the County of Los Angeles Public Health website.