All Facey clinics (except Immediate Care) and administrative offices will be closed on December 24 in observance of the Christmas holiday.
This page will have the most up-to-date information for Facey patients regarding vaccine availability at our offices. We have a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines so we encourage our patients to explore other vaccination options outside of Facey (i.e. MyTurn, pharmacies) if they are more convenient. Please note that you must schedule an appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccination at Facey.
We've currently suspended the scheduling of COVID vaccine appointments at this time. Please visit My Turn to find initial and booster vaccine doses near you. Check this page at a later date for updates on availability at Facey offices.
The FDA & CDC have authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech 10 mcg dose COVID vaccine for use in children ages 5-11. We expect to receive a limited supply of the vaccine at our Porter Ranch, Mission Hills, and Copper Hill locations very soon. As supply increases, we will be working to make the vaccine available at all Facey offices with pediatric services. For more information, you can view the current CDC guidelines for pediatric COVID vaccinations.
The CDC recommends that adults over age 18 in specific groups and adults over the age of 65 receive a "booster shot" at least six months after the date of their second dose of a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna mRNA vaccine, or 2 months after the first dose of a Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This has been defined by the CDC as people who are:
In addition, the CDC recommends that immunocompromised people who are more susceptible to infection receive a third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least four weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
You can see a simple booster eligibility chart from the L.A. County Department of Public Health for more information. If you meet any of the above criteria, Facey is offering third and booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines at current vaccine sites throughout the region. You will be able to “self-attest” that you have a qualifying condition. A doctor’s note is not needed.
Can you mix and match the vaccines?
Yes. A third dose of the same vaccine has been encouraged, but any COVID-19 vaccine product can be received for the third/Booster. The type of vaccine you choose for your booster does not change the time when you should get it, which is 6 months after completing the Moderna or Comirnaty/Pfizer-BioNTech 2-shot series (or series of 3 if severely immunocompromised) or 2 months after your Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccination.
What should immunocompromised people who received the J&J/Janssen vaccine do?
On October 20, the FDA authorized mix-and-match boosters for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This may be particularly relevant to Johnson & Johnson recipients, as researchers presented preliminary results from a government study that showed adults who received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine and later received a mRNA booster (Comirnaty or Moderna) saw their antibody levels rise much higher than those who received a Johnson & Johnson booster.
Trying to decide if the vaccine is right for you? Here are five facts you should know.
All Facey offices are operating Monday through Friday. More than anything we want you to feel safe and comfortable when you're seeing your Facey care team. In addition to following the vaccination & testing requirements for health care workers issued by Governor Newsom and effective August 23, 2021, we've made updates to our clinic operations and the way we serve you to help keep everyone healthy. Some of our new safeguards include:
Pediatrics extended hours have resumed at four of our locations as of June 1. Details on locations, days and hours can be found here. Facey clinics providing pediatric services will only offer in-person appointments for "well child" visits and non-fever/respiratory issues. If your child has a fever, please take them to one of our Immediate Care locations so they can be seen safely by a Facey pediatrician.
Mission Hills Immediate Care and Valencia Immediate Care are operating normally and each location has a separate, secure screening area for patients who arrive with a fever or COVID-19 symptoms. They are open 365 days a year from 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, and 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. on weekends and most holidays. Online sign-in to "reserve your spot" has been temporarily suspended as of July 21. After registering with our reception team, patients have the option to wait in their cars and be texted/called to come in when an exam room is available. Please see below for details on coronavirus test availability.
Facey Vision Centers are open from 8 a.m. – 5p.m. Advance appointments are required for new eyewear orders at our optical shops.
In order to protect the health of our communities, and as a safety precaution to prevent the risk of spreading COVID-19, we have instituted visitor restrictions in accordance with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Anyone wishing to enter a Facey facility must:
We understand the importance of having access to your loved ones when you visit us, For everyone’s safety we are limiting visitors to one (1) per patient during your appointment with your provider.
Pediatric patients: One set of parents/guardians will be allowed to attend all pediatric visits.
Pediatric siblings and children: Siblings or other children without an appointment will not be allowed. Exceptions may be granted on a case-by-case basis if parents/guardians do not have access to child care services.
The vast majority of COVID-19 patients will have mild symptoms and will not become seriously ill. Available testing supplies remain limited and therefore, we are unable to test asymptomatic patients at this time. We currently must limit testing to Facey patients with more serious symptoms where a test result may have value to supportive care and/or patients whose Facey physician has ordered testing.
If you believe you were exposed to the coronavirus and you are asymptomatic, you may be able to obtain an at-home test from LabCorp. Learn more here.
If you have cough, fever, or other respiratory symptoms, please contact your Facey physician’s office by phone or through MyChart to discuss your symptoms and determine if an in-person evaluation is necessary. For everyone else, we recommend that you follow the steps we have outlined to lower your risk of infection.