City of Long Beach
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach’s mass vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center (Convention Center) has administered more than 215,000 vaccines since its opening in January 2021. Today, with 72% of the city’s adult population having received at least one dose, health officials confirm the site effectively served its purpose during a time of high demand, and now the Convention Center can resume normal operations, hosting events and conventions starting in August. Moving forward, the City has strategically focused its efforts on neighborhood distribution, with more than 20 vaccination options already in place each week in addition to local pharmacies and medical providers. The mass vaccination site will end operations on Friday, July 30, 2021.
The mass vaccination site, which had the capacity to administer up to 6,000 shots daily, has been staffed by more than 1,160 people, including over 100 California National Guard troops and 30 contract travel nurses from the State of California; 400 Long Beach Medical Reserve Corp volunteers (medical and non-medical); 200 student nurses (registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses); 40 Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) nurses; 243 Long Beach Fire Department personnel; and more than 125 City employees from the Departments of Economic Development, Health and Human Services and Parks, Recreation and Marine.
Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing COVID-19 cases, as well as preventing serious illness or death among breakthrough cases of the virus. Recently, 99.8% of COVID-19-related deaths across Los Angeles County have occurred among unvaccinated people. The Delta variant, which is present in Long Beach, is quickly spreading, more likely to cause severe disease, especially among unvaccinated people, and is now the dominant variant in California and the United States. COVID-19 vaccines provide protection against this new variant and help reduce community spread.
The Health Department continues to work with local entities to ensure vaccines are distributed fairly and equitably. Information and ample opportunities for residents and non-residents to receive a COVID-19 vaccine can be found on the VaxLB portal. The City will be hosting a number of convenient vaccine clinics Mondays through Saturdays through August, as follows:
Mobile Clinics in August
The City will continue to offer mobile clinics throughout August, as follows:
The City is continuing to encourage community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine, particularly as the Health Department has discovered that the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus is present in Long Beach and is of grave concern to unvaccinated individuals. There are a variety of ways eligible people can receive vaccines in Long Beach. For information about the City’s vaccination locations and hours of operation, visit longbeach.gov/vaxlb. Appointments are not required, but people interested in scheduling an appointment may do so by visiting the State’s vaccination portal, MyTurn.ca.gov, or by calling the City’s COVID-19 Information Line at 562.570.4636.
More than 359,000 vaccines have been administered in Long Beach to date. The City continues to have the capacity to vaccinate people who are in need of a vaccine and is able to vaccinate up to 3,000 people weekly. Identification is not required to receive a vaccine and all vaccines are administered free of charge and have been provided directly by the federal government. As of July 28, there have been 55,643 COVID-19 cases in Long Beach and 951 people have died from the virus.
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 in Long Beach.