Black Women & COVID

Black Women for Wellness conducted a survey to learn about COVID-19 Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices from our communities.

Black Women & COVID-19 

Helping women of color navigate COVID-19 during this unique moment in time.


Black Women for Wellness is an organization committed to the health and well-being of Black women and girls. Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plan is an independent member of the Blue Shield Association.

These two institutions have joined forces to help women of color navigate through COVID-19 by providing credible information, resources for testing, discussions and timely updates on the vaccine, data and availability to remove vaccination hesitancy.


Black Women for Wellness (BWW) is on amission to uplift the health and wellbeing of our community.

Public health messages have urged us to create physical distance, wear a mask, get tested and vaccinate. BWW urges us to mind ourhealth, create a team of health providers, eat healthy, practicespirituality, exercise, strengthen social relationships, de stress, and payattention to our mental health.

Our core values include autonomy overour bodies because for so long Black people have not been able topractice that self-determination. BWW encourages beingnonjudgmental, because we don’t KNOW people’s health status andhistorical experience – we know that our community suffers significanthealth inequities that influence our decisions.

Stay informed, comment, share your story, askquestions and engage! We are all in this together! Let’s do more thanjust survive this pandemic!

COVID-19 Resources

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Helpful Resources

LA County COVID-19 workplace safety guidelines

LA County COVID-19 childcare and education safety guidelines

LA County COVID-19 travel safety guidelines

Federal government “Long COVID” Federal civil rights laws

COVID-19 funeral assistance

Questions about COVID-19?
Check out news & updates.

COVID-19 Testing

Knowing your status is the first step to keeping you and your loved ones safe. A COVID-19 test can show if you have an active infection and should quarantine or isolate yourself from others. You can order 4 FREE at-home COVID-19 tests for you and your family.

order free covid-19 tests

There are different types of COVID-19 tests – diagnostic and antibody. Diagnostic tests (molecular and antigen) are swab or saliva tests that check for active infections, while an antibody test checks your blood for past infections.

A diagnostic test is needed if you think you currently have COVID-19. A rapid antigen test can show results within 15 minutes, while antibody and molecular tests can take several days to deliver results.

Understanding COVID-19 Test Basics

Want to speak with a health professional about testing?

County of Los Angeles

HSRA Health Centers

LAC DHP COVID-19 Testing

Want to schedule a COVID-19 test?

CVS Health

Rite Aid


COVID-19 Vaccines

Deciding whether or not to get the COVID-19 vaccine is a personal choice that each person must make along with their loved ones and healthcare provider. COVID-19 vaccines are FREE for everyone - regardless of your insurance or immigration status. Everyone above the age of 5 is eligible.

You do NOT have to provide government identification, proof of citizenship, or health insurance to receive your free COVID-19 vaccine. When possible, bring documentation with your name on it to ensure the name used on your Vaccination Record Card is correct.

Want to speak with a health professional?

LA County Vaccine Appointment Assistance
(833) 540-0473 (8:00 am and 8:30 pm 7 days a week)

LA Unified School District Vaccination Program

Find a vaccine walk-in clinic

Want to schedule a vaccine appointment?


Kaiser Permanente

Need a ride to your vaccine appointment?

If you need help getting to your vaccine appointment, you may be able to book a free ride through a partnership with NAACP and Lyft.

Book a ride to your vaccine appointment

Need Health Insurance?

Covered California



Confused about COVID-19 variants?
Read about variants here.

COVID-19 & Maternal Health

While pregnancy does not appear to put expecting mothers at an increased risk of getting COVID-19, studies show that pregnant people who do get COVID-19 are at an increased risk of hospitalization, requiring intensive care or developing serious respiratory issues.

The COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. If you’re already vaccinated, you may also be eligible to get a booster shot. The benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy.

Are you pregnant and have questions about COVID-19 vaccine?

CALL (866) 626-6847 (Monday – Friday 8am–5pm)

Chat live or send an email

Staying Healthy During and After Your Pregnancy

Pregnant or Just Had a Baby? Steps to Protect Yourself From COVID-19

Caring for your newborn if you have COVID-19

Need to speak with a health professional?

Visit a community health center

Visit a health department


COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Booster doses help improve protection from COVID-19. The CDC recommends that everyone age 12 and over get a booster dose when it is due.

This is important for everyone, but especially if you are age 65 and older or if you have underlying medical conditions. SeeLA County Department of Health Booster Dosesto learn more. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about boosters.

Vaccine Booster for Ages 12-17

A Booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine is available to people who received their second dose of Pfizer at least 5 months ago or 3 months ago if immunocompromised.

Vaccine Booster for Ages 18+

People in this age group can receive a Booster dose of their choice if the minimum time has passed since completing their primary vaccine series:

Pfizer - Received second dose at least 5 months ago, or 3 months ago if immunocompromised.

Moderna - Received second dose at least 5 months ago, or 3 months ago if immunocompromised.

Johnson & Johnson - Received single dose at least 2 months ago, or Additional dose of Pfizer/Moderna at least 2 months ago.

Want to schedule a booster appointment?

Find a walk-in clinic


Kaiser Permanente

COVID-19 Stories


Each area of our existence has been affected by COVID-19. We will highlight how our lives have been impacted through video interviews and special segments.

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Understanding the Vaccine
History of the Vaccine
How the Vaccine Works
Types of Vaccine
Risks & Side Effects
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How many people in Los Angeles have been vaccinated?

7,927,347* people age 5+ have received at least 1 dose as of January 30, 2022

The data below calculates vaccinations among LA County residents by ethnicity**



Black Pop. 5+:
59.2% Vaccinated



Latinx Pop. 5+:
64.7% Vaccinated



White Pop. 5+
77.6% Vaccinated



Asian Pop. 5+:
87.4% Vaccinated

*Doses administered refer to those given by LA County (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena) providers. It includes non-LA County residents who have been vaccinated in LA County.

**People for whom race/ethnicity data are available from California Immunization Registry (CAIR)/Prepmod data systems

Data Source: LA Dept of Health

Black Women & COVID-19