Vaccine Update for Long BeachRelease Date: 2021-01-19
Earlier today, we opened the doors to the Long Beach Convention Center Vax Super Site. So far we are mostly finished with vaccinating healthcare workers, paramedics, firefighters, and nursing home and clinic staff. We have also started to vaccinate folks 65 and older, city emergency response workers, and police. These groups are going smoothly with no major issues.
Vaccinating all of Long Beach is going to take some time, but things are going well and this week we are starting to set appointments for food and supermarket workers through their worksites.
And starting next week, teachers and educators will be scheduled through their school sites as well. The state requires us to first vaccinate employees at Long Beach schools, but just as we’ve done with other industries, if you live in Long Beach and cannot get vaccinated through your employer, we will work to get you vaccinated.
If your group is up to be vaccinated, or if you want to be notified when you are eligible for a vaccine please register at our new VaxLB notification site here.
If appointments appear full, continue to check back frequently. Our team will add new appointment options as we receive additional vaccine.
Long Beach’s vaccination plan is solid. Our distribution sites are strong, and our appointments are going smoothly. However, our ability to provide vaccines is 100% dependent on vaccine availability and state guidelines, so please bear with us as we work to do our best to get everyone vaccinated.
I understand there are many questions, and many people want to get vaccinated as quickly as possible. We want that for you too. In the meantime, if you want to speak to someone on our Health team about the COVID-19 vaccine, please email: Covid19vaccine@longbeach.gov.
Thanks and stay safe,
Mayor Robert Garcia