Long Beach Marks 70% VaccinatedRelease Date: 2021-07-08
We hit a major milestone in Long Beach today with 70% of adults in our city having been vaccinated against COVID-19. We've also vaccinated over 99% of seniors. We have gotten here thanks to the efforts of our dedicated Health Department, community medical partners and everyone who has made it a priority to get vaccinated to help protect themselves and keep our community safe.
We first began administering vaccines in December 2020 and have worked diligently to get doses to people as they became eligible. Our approach in Long Beach has been hailed as a national model by the White House and the Governor. We are continuing to host vaccine clinics for older adults, mobile clinics, sites at some of our schools and parks, and evening clinics to ensure that COVID-19 vaccinations are accessible to all.
I really want to encourage all community members 12 and older to get the vaccine to protect themselves and to keep our city safe and healthy. For information about our vaccination locations and hours of operation, visit longbeach.gov/vaxlb. Appointments are not required, but people interested in scheduling one may do so here. For more information and assistance, you can also always call 562-570-4636.
Thank you and Go Long Beach,
Mayor Robert Garcia