• Matt Esnayra

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

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