94% of all Long Beach Seniors Vaccinated, 56% of CityRelease Date: 2021-04-28
We are making excellent progress in our vaccine rollout and I want to thank you for helping make our city a model in the state. As of today, we have vaccinated more than 94% of seniors, and 56% of all vaccine-eligible Long Beach residents have received at least one dose. Both of these percentages are outpacing state and county figures.
Now, even with as great as our progress has been, we have to continue vaccinating more people and stop variants from spreading. Here’s how we are going to do it:
- Starting this week, we are nearly doubling our hours of operation at the Convention Center vaccination walk-up and drive-through clinics. People who are 16 years and older can now receive a vaccination without an appointment from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m to 3 p.m on Saturday.
- We are also partnering with Community Hospital Long Beach to provide vaccinations at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please make an appointment for this special clinic by visiting MyTurn.ca.gov.
- Community clinics will also be held in areas of Long Beach hardest hit by the pandemic to ensure they have ample access to the vaccine. These clinics do not require appointments and are open to residents and workers in Long Beach who are 16 years and older. The mobile clinics will take place at the following parks until further notice:
- Admiral Kidd Park, 2125 Santa Fe Ave.; Mondays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Thursdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- MacArthur Park, 1321 E Anaheim St.; Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Fridays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave.; Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- And in the coming days, we will be announcing a partnership with LBUSD to provide vaccinations at schools so parents and eligible students can receive a vaccine at drop-off or pick-up.
Our goal has always been to make receiving your vaccine simple and easy, and we hope these additional times and locations will support that.
Thank you to all those who have already gotten your vaccine, and especially to those who have helped a friend or family member get theirs.
Go Long Beach,
Mayor Robert Garcia