City of Long Beach Public Information Office 411 W. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 061021-4
Community Invited to Participate in Father’s Day Celebration
COVID-19 vaccine clinic, entertainment and more to be provided
City of Long Beach Joint Information Center
Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), in partnership with local community-based organizations, is hosting a block party in honor of Father’s Day. The community is invited to attend the free event on Saturday, June 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 14th Street Park, located at Cedar Avenue and W. 14th Street, with an easy opportunity to get vaccinated and enjoy the festivities.
“This celebration is a great way for our community to come together to honor dads this Father’s Day,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “Folks who have not already been vaccinated will have the opportunity to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at the event.”
The event will feature a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for eligible residents, food, non-alcoholic beverages, live entertainment and giveaways. Face coverings will be required for attendees.
For more information about the block party event, visit longbeach.gov/vaxlb. The event is made possible in partnership with the Office of Councilwoman Zendejas, The State of California, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, The Children’s Clinic Family Health, Puente, Latinos in Action and Centro CHA Inc. “We’re excited to support this opportunity for families to get vaccinated, especially on Father’s Day weekend when many of us are eager to celebrate with our families and appreciate the father figures in our lives,” said Councilwoman Mary Zendejas.
The City of Long Beach continues to encourage community members to get the COVID-19 vaccine to qualify to receive gift cards and cash prizes from the State of California and be entered into daily opportunity drawings held by the Health Department. There are a variety of ways eligible people can receive vaccine in Long Beach:
Long Beach Convention Center, located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m.; Thursdays from noon to 6 p.m.; Fridays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mobile vaccination at local schools, including Cabrillo High School on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Grant Elementary on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Washington Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Evening vaccinations at Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus (PCC), located at 1305 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Mondays through Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free food from The Habit is offered each Wednesday in June for those vaccinated at this site. Children under 12 will also receive free food when accompanying a vaccinated individual.
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 California COVID-19 Hotline at 833.422.4255. 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.