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Governor Newsom's visit to Long Beach

Release Date: 2021-02-22

Earlier today, Governor Gavin Newsom visited our Long Beach Convention Center mass vaccination site and personally thanked the National Guard, our nurses, health staff and volunteers who have been working nonstop to get our community vaccinated. We were joined by LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn and State Senator Lena Gonzalez, who have also been amazing supporters of our efforts in the city.

The road to vaccinations has had its challenges, but Long Beach has risen above every step of the way. As of today, we have administered more than 94,000 vaccines in our city – and 38,000 of those have been second doses, primarily for health care workers and those 65 and older. Accomplishing a full vaccination schedule for each person is truly something to be celebrated. We are also making very good progress on teacher vaccinations and continue to be on schedule for reopening LBUSD TK-5 schools by the end of March.

I just want to thank the Governor for recognizing the work that’s happening in Long Beach, and you can be sure that I’ll continue to focus on vaccinations for as long as it takes to get our entire community immunized.

Thank you and stay safe,

Mayor Robert Garcia