The latest on coronavirus in Long Beach, including mask mandates & vaccine sites
The latest: The Long Beach Health Department is offering extended hours and more vaccination clinics to encourage more students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the start of the fall 2021 semester.
Why it matters:
💉The City closed the mass vaccination site at the Long Beach Convention Center on July 30.
💉Currently, in Long Beach, only 48.5% of people 12 to 17 years old are vaccinated against COVID-19, which represents the lowest vaccination percentage. The lower the next is between 18 and 34 years of age, 55.8%.
💉Long Beach city officials are aligned with Los Angeles County in requiring masking indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
The City’s vaccine clinics will now include Wednesdays and Thursdays at CSULB, Saturdays at LBCC’s Pacific Coast Campus, and various mobile clinics at LBCC’s Liberal Arts Campus. The vaccine sites will offer special incentives to participants, the LB Health Dept says.
👉CSULB Clinics: Vaccine clinics on the CSULB campus will be available from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting August 11, near the campus bookstore located at 6049 E. 7th St.
👉LBCC Clinics: Vaccines are already being distributed at LBCC’s Pacific Coast Campus, Parking Lot 1, at the corner of Orange Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. In addition, the clinic will now be available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays with greater vaccine and testing capabilities.
Additional mobile clinics at LBCC’s Liberal Arts Campus, Parking Lot 1, at the corner of Carson Boulevard and Clark Avenue, will take place from:
9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 10
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, August 23
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, August 26
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, August 30
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, August 31