PRESS RELEASE

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

10/5/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 10052021-3
Subject:
Long Beach Announces New COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Clinics at Veterans Memorial Stadium and the Main Health Building
In total, clinics continue to provide boosters six days a week, and now in more locations
Contact:
Jennifer Rice Epstein
Public Affairs Officer
Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services
562.441.3590
Jennifer.RiceEpstein@longbeach.gov




Starting today, Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) will host new clinics to provide the Pfizer vaccine (now known as Comirnaty) booster to those who qualify. Locations and time slots have expanded in order to provide greater access and flexibility to those who need the booster. 

Expanding access to boosters for people who qualify is critical to keeping our community healthy as this pandemic evolves,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. 

The new booster clinic locations include: 

  • Main Health, 2525 Grand Ave. 
  • Veterans Memorial Stadium (corner of Clark Ave. & Conant.) 

Boosters will also continue at previously established sites: Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus (Parking Lot 1 - corner of Orange Ave. & Pacific Coast Highway) 

  • California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd. 
  • Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. 
  • Cabrillo High School, 2001 Santa Fe Ave. (now with additional hours) 

Flu vaccines will be available upon request and while supplies last at Main Health, Veterans Memorial Stadium and Cabrillo High School. 

Days and times of the vaccine booster clinics vary per location and current schedules are available at longbeach.gov/vaxlb or by calling 562.570.4636Appointments are strongly suggested. People may visit myturn.ca.gov or call 562.570.4636 to make an appointment. Eligible people may also be able to receive booster through their healthcare provider at many local pharmacies. 

Mobile vaccination is offered on weekdays to Long Beach residents eligible for vaccine who are not able to travel to vaccination sites, such as those in skilled nursing, elder care, sober living and other facilities as well as adults who cannot leave their homes. 

Boosters are only available for people who received their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago or have underlying health conditions. Those who are eligible to receive a booster include: 

  • People ages 65 and older 
  • Residents of long term care facilities  
  • People ages 50 through 64 with underlying medical conditions or at increased risk of social inequities 
  • People ages 18 to 64 with underlying medical conditions 
  • People ages 18 and older with high institutional or occupational risk, including healthcare workers, first responders, teachers and day care staff, grocery workers and workers in homeless shelters or prisons 

People who received Pfizer vaccine and are eligible via the above guidelines should consult their vaccine records and count forward six months from their second dose to see when they can receive the booster. People should bring their vaccine cards showing proof of two Pfizer doses. Self-attestation stating that a person meets age, health conditions or employment requirements will be required to receive a booster.  

It remains critical that everyone 12 years old and older get vaccinated, and that people who receive Pfizer or Moderna vaccines get both doses. Nearly all cases of severe disease, hospitalization and death from COVID-19 continue to occur among those not yet fully vaccinated. Vaccine clinics for first and second doses continue to take place six days per week and are available through healthcare providers and pharmacies as well. The schedule for vaccine clinics is available at longbeach.gov/vaxlb; people also may call 562.570.4636 or email Covid19vaccine@longbeach.gov for information. 

People who received the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines may require a booster in the future, but the timing and eligibility are still being determined by the FDA. No boosters are currently available or authorized for Moderna or Janssen at this time.  

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