PRESS RELEASE

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

7/28/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 072821
Subject:
City Shifts to Local and Mobile Vaccination Sites as Mass Clinic at Convention Center Closes
Vaccinations remain available six days a week at locations throughout the city
Contact:
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
562.570.NEWS
jic@longbeach.gov





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: 

Mondays

  • Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus (PCC), Parking Lot 1, at the corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Admiral Kidd Park (2125 Santa Fe Ave.), 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Seaside Park (1401 Chestnut Ave.), 10 a.m. to noon

Tuesdays

  • Long Beach City College, PCC, Parking Lot 1, at the corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Granada Beach (5000 E. Ocean Blvd.), 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • MacArthur Park (1321 E. Anaheim St.), 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesdays

  • Long Beach City College, PCC, Parking Lot 1, at the corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.), 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Second Street (5200 E. 2nd St.), 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursdays

  • Long Beach City College, PCC, Parking Lot 1, at the corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
  • Admiral Kidd Park (2125 Santa Fe Ave.), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Bixby Knolls Farmers Market (4570 Atlantic Ave.), 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Fridays

  • Long Beach City College, PCC, Parking Lot 1, at the corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Granada Beach, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • MacArthur Park, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturdays

  • Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Ave.), 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Houghton Park, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mobile Clinics in August 
The City will continue to offer mobile clinics throughout August, as follows:

  • El Dorado Park West - Good Neighbor Park (2800 N. Studebaker Rd.), Wednesdays, August 4 and August 25, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Junipero Beach (1 Junipero Ave.), Wednesday, August 11, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Saturdays, August 14 and August 21, 9:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Mother’s Beach (5839 Appian Way), Wednesday, August 18, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Heartwell Park (5801 E. Parkcrest St.), Thursdays, August 5 and August 19, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Colorado Lagoon (5200 E. Eliot St.), Thursdays, August 12 and August 26, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Recreation Park (4900 E. 7th St.), Saturdays, August 7 and August 28, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

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.

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