PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

4/28/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 042821
Subject:
City Nearly Doubles Hours of Operation for People to Get Vaccinated Without an Appointment at Convention Center Site
Includes walk-up and drive-thru options
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov





Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services has increased non-appointment options for people to receive COVID-19 vaccinations at the Long Beach Convention Center vaccination site. Those 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, for both drive-through and walk-up options.

“We continue to see tremendous growth in our vaccination numbers,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “By increasing non-appointment availability options and making it even easier to receive vaccine, we hope to see those numbers go up even more.”

The City continues to offer ample additional opportunities for residents and non-residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, including expanded Mobile Community Vaccine Clinics two days each week at Admiral Kidd, MacArthur and Houghton Parks, and the continued operation of the City’s Mobile Vaccination Vehicles to reach homebound residents and other individuals in hard-hit neighborhoods.

People interested in scheduling an appointment may still do so by visiting the State’s vaccination portal, MyTurn.ca.gov, or by calling the CA COVID-19 Hotline at 833.422.4255.

Updates about COVID-19 vaccination operations are frequently available via @LBHealthDept social pages.

As of April 27, there have been 52,873 COVID-19 cases in Long Beach and 929 people have died from the virus. More than 289,282 vaccines have been administered, which includes approximately 174,800 first doses and 114,400 second doses. All vaccines are administered free of charge and have been provided directly by the federal government.

For the latest information on COVID-19, with details on all that the City of Long Beach is doing to keep our residents safe, visit longbeach.gov/COVID19 and follow @LongBeachCity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.