PRESS RELEASE

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

5/21/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 052121
Subject:
City of Long Beach Partners with Long Beach Unified School District to Host Vaccine Clinics on Campus
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 partnered with the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to host vaccine clinics on select school campuses as part of the City’s ongoing commitment to ensuring COVID-19 vaccinations are accessible to all.

“We are proud to partner with LBUSD to conduct these vaccination clinics at some of our local schools,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We will continue to be creative and work with our community partners to make vaccines more and more accessible throughout our city.”

The school vaccination clinics will take place at the following LBUSD campuses until further notice:
  • Cabrillo High School, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Grant Elementary, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Washington Middle School, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Each of the locations have the capacity to provide approximately 100 walk-up appointments each hour, based on vaccine availability, and will carry the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and the single-dose Janssen/Johnson and Johnson. In the event all walk-up appointments are taken on a particular day, people will be provided with information on alternative mobile vaccination sites or offered a future appointment. Minors must have a parent or guardian present in order to be vaccinated.

Those 12 years of age and older are now eligible to receive vaccine in Long Beach. While appointments are not required, those who prefer to schedule a vaccination appointment in advance may visit My Turn, the State’s online COVID-19 vaccine notification and appointment system, or call 833.422.4255.

“We have deeply appreciated our partnership with the City of Long Beach and its Health Department throughout the pandemic,” LBUSD Superintendent Jill A. Baker said. “Vaccines have allowed our schools to reopen for in-person learning, and we want to keep that momentum going for our students and our community. We remain committed to partnering with the City to provide greater access to these vaccines.”

The mobile vaccination clinics at local schools is another positive step towards ensuring vaccines are available to all. Community clinics such as these offer direct opportunities to vaccination services for those who may not have access to make online appointments or who lack the resources to get to a mass vaccination clinic. As part of the City’s commitment to provide equitable vaccine distribution, the Health Department began conducting small, community-based vaccine clinics and later launched two mobile vehicles to vaccinate people in neighborhoods hardest hit by COVID to reduce the effects of the virus. More information about the City’s vaccination efforts is available on the VaxLB webpage.

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. People may also visit longbeach.gov/COVID19data for up to date information regarding cases and vaccines.
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