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Long Beach only weeks away from receiving their first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines

Dear Neighbors,

Good news! As reported by our Mayor and Health Officer, we are only weeks away from receiving our first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines. These initial doses will be prioritized and served to 15,500 medical and healthcare frontline workers that are working diligently to care for and save lives of those currently in emergency care.

This will be the first of many expected vaccine shipments to come in 2021 and a distribution plan is in place to ensure those that care for others with the highest needs are served first. Our Health Department has established a high-risk priority list for expanded distribution as more vaccines become available. If all goes according to plan, the goal is to have the vaccines available to the following folks by Spring 2021:

  • Group A (in priority order):
    1. Healthcare workers in hospitals, Residents and Staff at nursing and long-term care facilities, and Paramedics and EMT personnel.
    2. Healthcare workers in clinics and public health departments.
    3. Dental and key pharmacy personnel.
  • Group B: All essential workers in education/schools, grocers, public safety officers, transit workers, and other essential workers.
  • Group C: All residents over 65 and other residents with critical care needs.

After these high-risk populations have been served, the vaccine will become widely available to the general public for anyone requesting one for themselves or for minors under their care. These vaccines will be distributed through our current testing centers. We will be sure to let everyone know as soon as they are available. Until then, please continue to wear a mask, wash your hands, and look out for one another.

For more information, click to see the latest live-stream press briefing from our Mayor and Health Officer and visit the City resource page at www.longbeach.gov/covid19.

As always I want to hear from you. My team and I are here to listen and help. Don’t hesitate to contact us at 562-570-5555 or [email protected] with any questions or needs.

Be healthy and stay safe!

This article was released by the City of Long Beach.

1 Comment

  1. Weeks? Those units are called “days” you know. First doses were administered yesterday.
    These “journalists” are getting worse and worse.smh

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