• Matt Esnayra

LB Convention Center's Drive-Thru vax Service to End on July 17, As LA County Warns of Delta Variant

Updated: Jul 13, 2021

With demand for COVID-19 vaccinations waning, Long Beach city officials plan to phase out the drive-thru vaccination service at the Convention Center on July 17.

What's Happening:

The City's decision to drop the drive-through operation at the Convention Center comes as Long Beach's vaccination rate stands at 66.1% for residents 12-years-old and above, for people who either have one or two shots of the vaccine.

  • Earlier this week, officials from the LA County Department of Public Health is urging the public to wear masks due to an uptick in cases, nearly all due to the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.

👉Permanent Clinics Moving forward, the City will offer the following permanent neighborhood clinics:

  • A new, centrally located clinic at the Long Beach Community College Pacific Coast College (PCC), Parking Lot 1, at the corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. The site will now open five days a week, with new daytime and existing evening hours Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Additionally, four park vaccination sites will be offered continually to the community:

  • Seaside Park (1401 Chestnut Ave.), Mondays beginning July 12, 10 a.m. to noon.

  • MacArthur Park (1321 E. Anaheim St.), Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Admiral Kidd Park (2125 Santa Fe Ave.), Mondays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Houghton Park (6301 Myrtle Ave.), Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Wednesdays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Ave.) will continue to serve the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

👉Mobile Clinics in July The City will be offering several new mobile vaccination clinic options through July as follows:

  • Granada Beach (5000 E. Ocean Blvd.), Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Second Street (5200 2nd St.), Wednesdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • McDonald's (2599 Long Beach Blvd.), Tuesday, July 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Heartwell Park (5801 E. Parkcrest St.), Wednesdays, July 7 and July 28, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 15, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Junipero Beach (1 Junipero Ave.), Saturdays, July 10 and July 31, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

  • St. Lucy's Catholic Church (2301 Santa Fe Ave.), Sunday, July 11, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • El Dorado Park West - Good Neighbor Park (2800 N. Studebaker Rd.), Wednesday, July 14, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Recreation Park (4900 E. 7th St.), Saturday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

  • Colorado Lagoon (5200 E. Eliot St.), Wednesday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Thursdays, July 8 and July 29, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Belmont Pool (4320 E. Olympic Plaza), Saturday, July 24, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

[UPDATED: This story originally said the mobile clinic would be appearing at El Dorado Park (7550 E. Spring St.), Wednesday, July 14, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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