Long Beach residents with disabilities can now be vaccinatedRelease Date: 2021-03-05
Starting Monday, Long Beach residents with disabilities will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We made the request to the state to start this group early and are grateful for their support. This is a great step in our continued effort to vaccinate everyone in Long Beach. We are very grateful.
Starting March 8, individuals with disabilities who meet the following criteria may show up at the Long Beach Convention Center between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., no appointment needed, to receive their vaccine:
- Individuals must have a physical or developmental disability. Documentation could include a placard, doctor’s note or other appropriate information.
- Individuals must be able to prove that they live in Long Beach. Documentation could include a utility bill with their address or a driver’s license.
To date, more than 35,000 older adults, representing 66% of the older adult population, have been vaccinated in Long Beach. And more than 20% of the total vaccine-eligible population in Long Beach has been vaccinated.
The city has offered vaccination opportunities to all eligible residents who were signed up in VaxLB who qualify under the current categories. Anyone who has signed up in VaxLB but has not been contacted or has experienced any difficulty should contact the city’s Vaccine center at COVID19Vaccine@longbeach.gov or 562.570.4636.
There is still a lot of work to do, but we are making progress each day.
Thank you and stay safe,
Mayor Robert Garcia