Long Beach prepares to vaccinate kids against COVID-19
The City of Long Beach announced they are preparing to vaccinate roughly 43,900 eligible children between the ages of 5 and 11 years old after the FDA gave emergency use of the Pfizer vaccine for children and gave final approval on Tuesday.
Hit me with your best shot:
Children will be receiving the pediatric version of the two-dose Pfizer vaccine to those 12 years and older within 21 days.
Anyone under the age of 18 will have to obtain parental authorization.
City officials advise the public to book their appointment on the myturn.ca.gov website or call 562.570.4636.
Why it matters:
At the start of the pandemic, the coronavirus infected 3,553 children in Long Beach; the city says five children were hospitalized, and 94 children between the ages of 5 to 11 have died from the virus.
City officials unveiled four City-ran locations for parents and guardians to take their children to receive the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.
Houghton Park (6301 N. Myrtle Ave.) from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays
Long Beach City College Pacific Coast Campus (Orange Avenue at Pacific Coast Highway) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays
Long Beach City College Veterans Stadium (5000 E. Lew Davis St.) Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cabrillo High School (2001 Santa Fe Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays