DEFEN95 is an approved COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Los Angeles, CA.

Vaccine eligibility varies from state-to-state, but currently, all U.S. adults are now eligible to
receive the COVID-19 vaccine! To find out if you are eligible for a vaccine,
visit https://myturn.ca.gov/.

What Is in the Vaccine?

The vaccines are not made with the active Coronavirus, meaning that you cannot directly be infected with Coronavirus as a result of any of the approved vaccines. Pfizer and Moderna use a solution made of active mRNA. By delivering mRNA into our cells, it is passing genetic instructions for our own cells to “temporarily” make a “specific” viral protein (the coronavirus spike protein) that triggers an immune response. Johnson & Johnson is slightly different and uses a viral vector platform. This vaccine will also send genetic instructions to mimic the coronavirus spike protein, but it will do so with DNA that is stored inside a modified vector virus (Adenovirus 26). There is no mRNA in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

FDA-Approved COVID-19 Vaccines

There are currently three vaccines that have been approved for use
in the USA by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Pfizer is the most popular vaccine as it was the very first vaccine to be approved under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) back in December of 2020. In order to be effective, Pfizer requires two doses spaced three weeks apart. You are not considered “fully vaccinated” until two weeks has passed since your second shot. Pfizer is approved for those 16 years and older.

Like the Pfizer vaccine, the Moderna vaccine as also a two-dose vaccine. However, the wait period between Moderna shots is four weeks. This vaccine is approved for those 18 years and older.

Unlike the others, Johnson & Johnson offers the only approved single-shot dosage. This means that after you receive your first shot, you will not need to return in the coming weeks for another. This has been approved for adults 18 years and older.

How Should I Feel After Receiving the Vaccine?

Side effects are common, but many people do not experience any side effects.
If you experience any symptoms, they will typically appear one or two days after
your shot and should subside within a few days.

The possible side effects include:

  • Pain, redness, or swelling around the injection site
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

Book Your Free COVID-19 Vaccine Today!

Appointments are required, and unfortunately, we cannot accept walk-ins due to the short shelf life of the vaccines. Click here to check our schedule of availability, and book your Covid-19 vaccine shot.

Interested in Volunteering?

Send us a message if you would like more information on becoming a volunteer at our vaccine center. In order for volunteers to be eligible to receive their vaccine, they must complete at least one clinic shift and receive approval by the clinic’s organizer.