Vaccine Resources and FAQs

Teachers and employees in the education sector are now eligible to be vaccinated in LA County. Colburn encourages all faculty and staff to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to protect themselves and the Colburn community.

How to make an appointment:

  • Keck Medicine of USC
    Call 800-USC-CARE and press 1 for COVID vaccine and follow the prompts
  • Kaiser Members
    Visit or call 833-KP4-CARE
    An access code is no longer required to make an appointment

What to bring:

  • Driver’s license or other form of ID
  • Colburn School ID
  • Pay stub

Frequently asked questions about the vaccine:

The most common side effects are pain and swelling in the arm where you received the shot. In addition, you may have fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. These are normal signs that your body is building protection. The side effects may affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Learn more about what to expect after getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

All COVID-19 vaccines were tested in clinical trials involving tens of thousands of people to make sure they meet safety standards and protect adults of different ages, races, and ethnicities. There were no serious safety concerns. CDC and the FDA will keep monitoring the vaccines to look for safety issues after they are authorized and in use.

It’s important for everyone to continue using the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. To protect yourself and others after vaccination, the CDC recommends the following:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
  • Wash your hands often

Yes, the CDC recommends that you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That’s because experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses. The first shot helps the immune system recognize the virus, and the second shot strengthens the immune response. You need both to get the best protection. Pfizer doses should be given three weeks apart; Moderna doses should be given one month apart. The recently approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine only requires one dose.